Las Vegas Veterinary Hospital Provides Expert Care for Your Bird
Diagnosing and treating health problems affecting canaries, parrots, and other exotic birds require the services of a veterinarian in Las Vegas with specialized physiological and behavioral knowledge of pet birds. Treatment for bird injuries, administering medications and prescribing vitamin supplements must also be carefully tailored by a bird vet to address the special needs of birds. In addition, new bird owners may not know that birds are notorious for trying to hide symptoms of an illness, making it even more important for bird lovers to have their feathered friend examined regularly by avian vets near Las Vegas.
Signs of Possible Health Issues in Birds
If you notice your bird suffering any of these potentially serious bird conditions, please call your veterinarian near Las Vegas as soon as possible to schedule an appointment:
- Change in eye color
- Swelling of the eye (s)
- Discharge from eyes
- Discharge from vents and/or nostrils
- Dropping and/or loss of feathers
- Failure to preen or maintain feathers
- Weight loss (especially if appetite hasn't changed)
- Change in dropping color, consistency or quantity
Some physical symptoms of bird conditions may not be negligible in the beginning. Behavioral changes are the best indications of possible illness in caged birds. Your pet bird may not show obvious signs of distress until they are seriously sick. Bacterial/viral infections, parasitic infestations, and nutritional deficiencies are the most common reasons birds suffer illness and disease.
Treatment for Bird Injuries and Sickness IN Las Vegas
Your bird veterinarian in Las Vegas is highly qualified to administer a whole range of medications specially formulated for treating bird illnesses. From avian anti-fungal and antibiotic medications to prescription antidotes for trichomonas’s and psychological depression in birds, our vets have the experience and knowledge to keep your bird feeling healthy and chirping happily in your home.
Ensuring your bird receives a nutritionally balanced diet and plenty of fresh water is especially important to supporting your bird's immune system and general health. Our avian vets in Las Vegas want bird owners to know that feeding the following foods to your bird may cause your bird to become sick: apple seeds; chocolate; onions; avocado; garlic and table salt. A bird's diet should consist primarily of seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries. Some birds like macaws need more fruits (grapes, apples, pears, pineapples) and berries in their diet while parrots and budgies should eat more seeds (sunflower and quinoa)and grains. Birds that do not eat seeds (Lorikeets and Lories) will need to feed commercially prepared formulas offered as moistened or dry meals.
Exotic birds make wonderful, fascinating pets. But they do require a lot of attention to their health needs, social interaction and stimulation to prevent boredom and depression. Your Las Vegas veterinary hospital is more than happy to answer your questions about exotic bird care and urges you to schedule a wellness check for your bird at least once a year.
For More Information Contact Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital Today!
Contact our Local Las Vegas Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital today at (702) 259-9200 to schedule a wellness check for your bird.