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Cockatiel my bird has a hard tumer on left wing almost the…

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cockatiel my bird has a hard tumer on left wing almost the size of a ping pong ball
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Bird Veterinary
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue. Please stay in this conversation if you wish.

There are only two choices when such a cancer has progressed to that point. We either continue to "watchful wait" until it's obvious that our patient's quality of life is altered too adversely and, if so, euthanize, or we amputate the wing - something I can't imagine doing for a bird of your cockatiel's age. There is no conservative manner in which to approach such a cancer.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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