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My cat caught a fledgling robin. The only injury looks to be

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My cat caught a fledgling robin. The only injury looks to be one eye. I walked around the yard with it looking for it's mother to no avail. I have it in a box on the deck (cat inside) with crushed nuts and some water. I was hoping it's mom might be near by and see it. If she does not return what do I do about's its eye? I have some ophthalmic polysporin...should I put that on it? What about feeding this poor guy? I am clueless to birds??? Help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Polysporin ophthalmic is a reasonable prophylactic again secondary bacterial infection in a traumatized eye. It should be administered thrice daily. Please see this extensive review on how to care for this robin: http://www.2ndchance.info/insecteater.htm

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Robin. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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