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Urgent Alternative Pain reliever until I can see vet tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Maxsmom, 7/15/18.

  1. Maxsmom

    Maxsmom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Veteran

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    Hello

    My parrot injured his leg and foot in the middle of the night. I believe he will be ok (able to stand, no bleeding) but he is limping and in obvious pain. I can't locate an emergency avian vet to get some meloxicam so I have to wait until the morning to hopefully see my avian vet.

    I have old meloxicam in the frig but I know it is no longer effective. Does anyone know of an alternative home remedy for pain for parrots until I see the avian vet? I look forward to getting him avIan assistance with a full exam.

    I am hand feeding him an omlette and veggies and holding his water bowl so he can eat and drink without using his feet. He is very appreciative and saying "I love you, Mommy loves you" as a thank you for helping him. He is alert but in pain. I am hoping there is some type of over the counter help I can give him today to relieve the pain.

    Thanks in advance for guidance and lack of judgment. He fell somehow and got entangled. I do everything I can to ensure a safe environment, good nutrition and goof vet care.
     
  2. saroj12

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    Oh, so sorry to hear that. Some experts should be along soon. I keep metacam, baytril, vit K, oxygen and Avitech formulas handy but that that doesn’t help you.
     
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  3. enigma731

    enigma731 Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    How old is the meloxicam?
     
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  4. Maxsmom

    Maxsmom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Veteran

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    2 years unfortunately
     
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    I might be wrong but I seem to recall that peppers can help with pain management? So maybe a bit of pepper, if he'll eat it?
     
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  7. Maxsmom

    Maxsmom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Veteran

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    Thanks. I am not on Facebook.

    He is getting more active and hopefully will withstand discomfort until I get him to the vet tomorrow
     
  8. Maxsmom

    Maxsmom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Veteran

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    What type of pepper? He ate some red bell pepper this morning! Thanks!
     
  9. Maxsmom

    Maxsmom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Veteran

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    Thanks and I hope you are well. I may have some avicalm that I never used. Good idea.
     
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    Cayenne powdered mixed with warm water in paste form will help with pain. But be careful if it gets in the eyes it can cause burning and infection.
     
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    I know a lot of folks give cayenne. You can mix it into a paste with some water and apply it topically, but you have to make sure it won't get in his eyes (that would be bad news!) and I'm not sure it would be a good idea to put it on an open wound. Importance of Cayenne Pepper | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum
     
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  12. Maxsmom

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    Thanks for tips. I found Relaxation and Calming formula Anti Stress herbal birds drops, avi calm, and herbal bird chamomile drops in house. All old as I bought them and never used them 5 years ago when I adopted Charlie. I put some calming anti stress drops in a blueberry and also a small piece of bird bread. Trying to convince Max to eat a little of it.

    There is no open wound so I may try the cayenne pepper later today.

    I really appreciate the ideas as does Max
     
  13. Maxsmom

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    Max tasted a bit of bird bread and cocked his head with a strange look on his face as if to say....my bread tastes different...not sure if he will eat more of it. But will keep trying to make him comfy until we see the vet and get better care available
     
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    Be careful use gloves to apply to Max . Getting that stuff on your face, hands under your nails is BAD NEWS! !!!!
     
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    Poor Max, he’s such a sweetie. I hope he feels better soon!
     
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    I hope Max will be pain free VERY soon! Hoping nothing is broken or badly sprained. :toyou:
     
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    I hope Max will be pain free VERY soon! Hoping nothing is broken or badly sprained. :bighug:
     
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    Sorry for the duplicate posts - I kept trying to post the reply, but it wasn't going through... Finally thought it might be the emoticon, so I changed it - then see multiples - ugh!
     
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    Get well soon max!
     
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  20. saroj12

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    Thanks, my ribs are improving from the fall. Sending healing wishes for Max :heart:
     
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    Hope Max will be OK.
     
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