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Urgent Help my cockatiel attacked by my dog

Jayden2008

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I had one of my birds out in their room and I came back from cleaning her bowls out to give her her food and I think I spooked her when I opened the door and she started to fly. My dog came running in and she landed on the ground and my dog went after her. My birds was able to escape and hide and it seems as if my dog just pulled out her tail feathers. There are no visible wounds on her body and she seems to be acting fine. She's always been mild and never very playful so she's just calm in her cage now preening herself. She's also eaten a little bit of her food. Should I still take her to the vet? I've never had a problem or emergency with my pets before
 

sunnysmom

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Can you examine her to make sure there aren't any puncture wounds, etc.? I'm assuming you would see blood if there was.
 

Jayden2008

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I haven't seen any blood. shes also molting right now so I don't think it took much for my dog to pull out some of her tail feathers
 

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She may hae gotten lucky to just loose some feathers but if there are any puncture wounds she could get a deadly infection. Check carefully.
 

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Closely monitor your 'tiel and be 100% sure that there are no wounds.
Hope she will be OK.
 

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Check and check, then wash her bum with anti bacterial soap to make sure there's no dog saliva on her. Hope she's OK.
 

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How scary, I'm glad it wasn't worse!
 

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Like others have said, she will probably be fine IF there are no open wounds. If dog saliva could have gotten into any wound, however, then a vet visit is absolutely necessary. Mammalian saliva usually contains pasturella bacteria, which can be very dangerous. In people who are bitten it can just a serious infection, but in birds it can be fatal within a few days so antibiotics are necessary.
 
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