At night, when his light has gone out, and he is settled on his bed, i can usually apply the gel to the side of his jaw where the infection is (the right side) by placing the gel onto the handle of a long iced tea spoon and letting the gel slip onto his gums by just a gentle touch. He usually watches warily and only sometimes jerks away, but I just try again after several moments. I know he's still aggitated over being shoved into a carrier and carted away to a scary place. I just hope his lack of trust now will go away. He hasn't allowed me to spray him or pet him afterward since. I was afraid this would set him back. But I'd rather he get well and not be in pain than I get to pet him.
Very impressed with the vet's knowledge on lizards and iguanas in particuliar. I'm just glad Snappy's still eating like before.
Thanks for all the advice and support. I don't post here often anymore as my usual encounters with Snappy are not happy ones. Sure miss my sweet Miko. But I'll do whatever I need to do to give poor little Snappy the best life he can have whether that includes me being his pal or just the 'help'.