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    Many vets do care credit. Worth asking. What the turtle needs shouldn't be too expensive. A few antibiotic shots to prevent/revers infection, and a compound applied to seal the shell. I know there are different epoxies and resins that vets use for it.
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    thats the issue she doesn't have the money to spend on a vet at current, she wants to keep him and care for him but its not possible at this time and she wants whats best for him

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    Care credit is a payment arrangement with your vet, in which you pay back what is owed later, according to the terms agreed upon.
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    pretty much care credit will pay for all of it if you qualify and you can pay back in installments up to a set date, the thing about care credit is that my dad used it once for dental work and he got charged more then what the dental procedure was worth

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    They will hit you on interest, as will any place. It's essentially a loan.
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    im looking into some rescue groups if we cant find a way for her to keep him

    yes pretty much i would get the vet care myself but im tied up and cant handle another animals vet needs at this point
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    Subrosa is 100% correct about the lighting. Basking reptiles have evolved to use the sun to properly process vitamins and calcium. Without proper UV lighting, the animals can not properly process vitamin D which they need in order to properly metabolize and absorb calcium. The issue we're seeing here though is likely due to a fungus. The fungus probably got a foothold through an injury in the shell. In improper conditions, (no where to dry completely out, dirty water, improper lighting and diet....etc) a fungus like this will prosper and cause the damage you're seeing on the carapace.

    The effects can often be reversed through proper care, clean conditions and proper lighting. Treat the shell with a fungicide, Methylene Blue usually works very well to stop fungal infections of this kind. Appropriate doses of Tetracycline will also help to clear up any possible secondary bacterial infections that may have settled in.

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    She finally gave him up and I hope to a shelter or rescue that can take care of his needs, sadly it got worse before she did that so I'm hoping for the best possible outcome that being said I told her to read everything that was said on here and I do not believe she did. I let her know about care credit which she refused to use, oh well what's done is done and I hope for the best for the little guy, as much as I wish I could have cared for him I could not personally take on the responsibility of another life when I in no condition to money wise, let's just hope he got to a safe place

    As for his previous living conditions while this guy was with her ex, said ex bf did not clean the tank or filters so he was sitting around in murky grungy water and possibly had cracked his shell at some point so yes there was defiantly bad living conditions before he came into the house. My friend no longer lives with me so this is a good and also sad thing but I can not take on other peoples baggage so here's to hoping the best outcome

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