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August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
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My bird have seizure. I fund website to give dimethylglycine

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My bird have seizure. I fund website to give dimethylglycine for treatment but don't say how much to give how often.can you help me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Pat replied 1 year ago.
Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds for many years. I will do my best to help you.
DO NOT give dimethylglycine. At best it will not hurt him, at worst it may make his seizures very bad. Birds have very different metabolism from people and any human supplement could be very dangerous.
Any chewing on jewelry, non-bird toys, plants, soil, wires,anything like that?
What tests did the bird have?
Can you tell me more about the bird?​
How long has he had seizures?
Can you describe what he does during a seizure?
How long have you had him?
Where is he from?
Any accidents or trauma?
Interactions with other birds/pets/children/guests?
What is the usual diet? has it changed recently?
Has the bird gotten into anything? Chewed electrical wires?
Seizures can be caused from infection, toxins, nutritional issues, reproductive issues, kidney or liver disease, low blood sugar, low calcium, environmental issues, heart disease, and many many more. It is important to find out what is the exact cause or you could make him worse.
IMPORTANT Check the website for the feed you give, there have been many recalls; or check this link:
https://www.avma.org/News/Issues/recalls-alerts/Pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx?fvalue=Other
or
http://www.petfoodrecall.org/
or
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

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