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Budgie struggling to breath (iodine injection)- Sad Update Post #7

Ashveen25

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Hello all,

My 9 year old male budgie is struggling to breath and is bobbing his tail. Making squeaking sounds and sitting with his beak up.

I was told he is iodine deficient and was prescribed iodine drops from the vet.

I want to provide immediate relief.

Thoughts on an iodine injection to soothe him? I hate seeing him struggle.

Thanks,

Ashveen
 

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Injections can be risky... you can hit the wrong spot and kill/paralyze the bird, they have such small veins, so injections on budgies should only be done by a CAV. I you should just stick with the iodine drops for now. I know it's hard seeing them struggle, (my flock is sick right now), and I know you want him to have instant relief. My heart is with you, my friend, and I hope he gets better soon :sadhug:
 

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Just seen your post in the other thread. I think you need to consult your vet about this, 9 is a grand age.
 
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Apparently he was given an iodine injection yesterday. Came to the vet for a follow-up
Could be a few days before you see any improvement then.
 

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