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Hello again,I have worked out an answer for you below.1. Actually inappetance in the tortoise is a fairly common problem, and once they have not eaten for a while they then can go into a downward spiral, however you have done all the right things so far. One thing that I sometimes found to be effective in such cases was a vitamin B12 injection which your regular dog and cat vet will be able to give, hopefully this will have the effect of boosting is metabolism and hence his appetite, and if he starts eating things should stabilise. This is certainly worth a try and if there is no response then repeat it five days later.2. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if you would like to talk things over with me further.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
The injection is normally given into the inner thigh region on a hind leg, but you have to take care with cleanliness, the injection area has to be thoroughly cleaned first with surgical spirit or similar. I personally would give 100 mcg in this sort of situation.
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Hard to say in this sort of situation, all you can do is to give it a try and see what happens ...