Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Upstate New York
I'm sooooo sorry your boy is sick. I would suggest a salt bath to help reduce the swelling! Unfortunately there are 2 different types of "dropsy" the first is severe bloating which would cause the scales to stick out because of how swollen the belly is. This causes loss of color, lethargy,ect. And can be cured with fasting, and salt baths to help decrease swelling.
The other form, the actual disease, dropsy. Is caused by organ failure, and the swelling is caused by fluid buildup under the skin. Sometimes salt baths can help if its caught super early. But most of the time this form is fatal.