Infectious Stomatitis (Mouth Rot) in Spiny-Tailed Lizards

Did you know that infectious stomatitis or mouth rout can affect reptiles of all varieties including snakes, turtles and lizards like the Spiny-Tailed lizard? Mouth rot or stomatitis refers to an inflammation of the mouth and oral cavity. It is generally an infection of the mouth that can appear as hemorrhages of the gums or inflammation of the gums. Pockets or excessive amounts of mucus generally show up in the mouth as well. These pockets may contain pus or blood depending on the severity of the mouth rot. Inflammation can also be seen on the inside edge of the lips. It generally occurs as a secondary condition that is often caused by poor diet, insufficient habitat space and even stress. If you notice any of these signs in your Spiny-Tailed lizard, please call your vet Indianapolis, IN right away. Your vet can help treat the mouth rot and make recommendations for environment changes as well. Or click this site Noah’s Animal Hospital – Caring Hands Geist for more information.

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