A S I C D R A G O N H E A L I N G
& I N J U R I E S
S Y S T
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a. Colds and flu - These are upper respiratory diseases that donot have a major effect on dragon health...analogous human disease is given throughout.
Indications: Runny nose, lethargy,
Treatment: Plenty of water and rest. Check for any signs of it getting worse.
b. Bronchitis - Labored breathing and cough (frequently nonproductive). May have elevated temp.
c. Pneumonia - Severe respiratory condition extremely rare, especially in southern climates (like Igen and Ista). Usually the result of secondary infection after major thoracic injury (like thread). Not caused by bacteria like in humans!
Indications: Highly elevated temp, labored breathing, eyes dull, hide frequently cold and clammy to touch or hot and clammy.
Treatment: Keep dragon calm and give plenty of warm water. May cover with blankets. You may want to allow him to breath warm steam-vapours laced with hysop, thymus and/or aconite (fever + pain). If so, cover dragon's head with blanket with the steam in side and keep him calm and encourage him to breathe as deeply as possible.
-This is a problem only with older dragons for the most part. The older dragons have weaker hearts and may develop cardiovascular problems (or have a heart-attack=busted) if they try to fly a younger queen. Once developed, these problems do not go away.
-Light daily exercise is the best treatment -- keep the dragon in good condition.
-Avoid stress. Dragons usually eat a healthy diet (adults) so that is not a problem.
-Indications: lethargy, water retention, irregular heartbeat (usually 2nd or 3rd heart).