Algae growth on the turtle needs medical attention:
Although insignificant or very little growth of algae on your turtle is acceptable but if its presence is making the turtle dull then it is for sure a serious problem. One should take very good care that there is minimal algae accumulation of algae on the turtle shell or else in sever circumstances it may lead to shell rot. Shell rot of course is permanent and lethal in nature thus immediate attention must be paid if there are signs of this disease on your turtle.
Drowned turtle disease means rushing to a vet:
On the occasion of seeing your turtle drowned within, don't start weeping immediately as you might find a running and turtle might have just fallen unconscious. When this situation comes across, just act wisely and immediately hold the turtle in fresh air and try extending it's neck outwards by holding behind its ears. Try opening its mouth so that it pukes some water. Now it's high time, just rush to the vet after you are through with the first aid. Artificial oxygen and antibiotics will help your pet in smooth recovery.
Appetite loss in turtle is another cause of concern:
If you are noticing a sudden dropdown in the appetite of your turtle, then mind it there is possible something wrong. If the temperature in the pen is not suiting your turtle completely, in the sense that it is either too cool or hot then the turtle might not accept food. If you find the temperature to be perfect then you can try giving it a different food variant. Other cause may be change in the pen accessories etc which might have scared the pet.
Respiratory disorders in turtle should be given immediate medical attention :
Of late, if you are noticing that your turtle is literally gaping wide just to breathe then he might have become a prey to some respiratory disease. This indicates severe trouble in intake of oxygen. Other pointers towards this disorder include swollen eyes, swollen ears and a running nose.
These are the most common of infections which demands the advice of a vet, but mind it they are not all. Other diseases to which turtles are prone of include blood parasites, vision disorders, ticks and mites, nutritional disorders, vitamin deficiencies, shell rots, external bites and injuries. So, take very good care of your pet turtle to ensure it a carefree long life ahead.