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I NEED HELP PLEASE

mypetbirds

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So for the past 5 months my cockatiel has been scratching around his head and sneezing uncontrollably...I’ve taken him to the vet 3 times which has been very expensive. currently he’s on medication but it doesn’t seem to work. does anyone know what I can do
 

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What does your vet think is going on?
 

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Do you have another vet who your can get a second opinion from? What tests have been done? What remedies have been prescribed?
 

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Did the vet run any tests? What medicine is your bird taking?
 

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Did the vet run any tests? What medicine is your bird taking?
Yes the veterinarian did a test to see if he had mites and it came out negative. Currently he’s taking medication for pain/ inflammatory AND medication for bacterial infection.
 

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Do you have another vet who your can get a second opinion from? What tests have been done? What remedies have been prescribed?
There’s no not many avian vets were I live. He’s had a test to see if he had mites and it came back negative. He’s been taking Meloxicam for pain/ inflammatory and another medication called enrofloxacin for infection
 

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How long has he been on those medications and have you faithfully given them to him? It does take medications time to work.
 

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That's good.
The medications the vet gave you were very appropriate for an infection. If the vet did not run any tests then he doesn't know what is wrong with your guy. Try to find a vet who will run some tests, to find out what your bird's problem is. A swab of his throat and anus would be the first step.

Keep him warm, quiet and make sure he is eating and drinking.
 

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That's good.
The medications the vet gave you were very appropriate for an infection. If the vet did not run any tests then he doesn't know what is wrong with your guy. Try to find a vet who will run some tests, to find out what your bird's problem is. A swab of his throat and anus would be the first step.

Keep him warm, quiet and make sure he is eating and drinking.
Thank you so much, I’ll do just that.
 
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