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Christi Belew
Christi Belew, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
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Experience:  Medical Director at Union Hill Animal Hospital
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My parrot was attacked by dog, in shock, small laceration.

Customer Question

My parrot was attacked by dog, in shock, small laceration. How do I treat
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your bird bleeding a lot?
Customer: It stopped
JA: What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: One eye, 30+ years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your bird?
Customer: Won't drink, happened 2 hours ago. Moving along perch
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 6 months ago.

Typically, anytime a bird is attacked by a dog, I recommend an ER vet visit. The shock will need to be treated with fluids to maintain good blood flow. I find these babies to be very sensitive to shock and there is not a lot to be done at home besides monitoring for breathing difficulties and lethargy. Do you have an ER vet nearby?

Expert:  Christi Belew replied 6 months ago.

I am following up to see how your parrot is doing. If I have answered your questions, please kindly rate me (that is how I am compensated for my time). If not, please reply back and I am happy to answer further questions. Thank you.

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