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My parakeet lost all tail feathers yesterday by m dog

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My parakeet lost all...

My parakeet lost all tail feathers yesterday by m dog stepping on them but today showing right leg favoring, is opening and closing talons med the area where band is seemed raw

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your parakeet?

Favoring right leg in pain

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the parakeet's name and age?

Kira less than a year

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Kira?

Less than a year old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kira?

I have only had him one month

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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Kira, please?

It's very difficult for me to assess the extent of injury from afar. I'll need you to carefully examine Kira for wounds which you can safely cleanse with over the counter chlorhexidine solution such as Hibiclens in your local drug store. As for analgesia, you can dissolve an adult 325 mg aspirin in 1/2 pint of water and use this as Kira's sole drinking source.

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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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