hole in shell

by angela
(garden grove,ca)

my brother has i believe its a desert turtle and our dog got a hold of him and he now has a hole in his shell...he seems to be ok and moving around but the hole is about a quater size...is there anything we can do for iit or should we just leave it

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Sep 27, 2010
Hole in Shell
by: Shelly

Please don't just leave this.

A hole in the shell is leaving the internal organs open to any bacteria in the air. This wound will need to be cleaned by a professional. The vet may also give antibiotics.

Please see a vet asap.

Keep it slow and steady.

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