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Dog Trivia questions. 1. What dog has a loudest bark in the world? 2. What domestic dog breeds are the most talkative? One an

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  • #31
    Gary, remember that most vets only spend a few weeks of all their training on exotics which also includes reptiles. There are very few vets that actually are real good with birds. Most birds mask their illness until it is almost too late to help or treat them. Most vets want to grow a culture to find out what is wrong with the bird. By the time a culture can be grown, usually the bird passes away, but the vet can tell you what it died from. Blood samples can be put into a centrifuge and spun to see if there is egg yoke in the blood causing egg yoke peritonitis. But it is always best to immediately start the bird on some type of antibiotic such as Cipro or Baytril until the bird shows some improvement. A food protein supplement such as Nutri Cal will help restore the birds strength. But the antibiotics will often mask the underlying cause of the problem, so as soon as the bird is well enough to stand being off the antibiotics for a week or so, THEN cultures should be grown to make sure the original problem is taken care of.

    Note: Parrots digest their food with the use of bacteria, not enzymes. Hook bills do not have a gizzard to grind food, they grind it in their beaks. There are good bacteria that then break down the food and the use of antibiotics will kill the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria. Also good bacteria in the lungs helps to control fungi build up in them. So good Lactobacillus bacteria has to be added back as bad bacteria is killed. Also the addition of Diflucan will help keep down respiratory problems during antibiotic treatments.

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    • #32
      I have several beagles that not near as loud
      as red bone coon hound I have now, break ear drums

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