Veterinary questions? Ask a Vet for Answers ASAP
Do you have a clinic that you will be able to take Blue to this evening?
Do you have any other pets? I am sorry to hear that.
The reason I asked is many times if one has other pets then a veterinarian that sees the other pets may agree to see birds. The enrofloxacin that antibiotic is used on cats and dogs at almost all clinics daily. Such that most clinics have it on hand.
Perhaps you can try this approach. Call them back, tell them you are suspect that your bird has Salmonella and you are looking to get Enrofloxacin. Tell them that you have the dosage of 20 mg/kg once a day. You will be happy to bring a fecal sample in also if they would like. If you are not able to treat Blue soon he will likely die from the Salmonella infection. Often if they are not familiar with avian medicine, if you tell them the medication and even the dosage that you desire, they may be more willing to assist also.
This evening work on keeping as stable as possible as I outlined above. This will be most helpful, more warmth, fluid and energy intake. They are prone to getting chilled such that the supplemental heat will be most effective.
We can keep this message open for some days, if more questions or concerns arise let me know. Your messages come directly to my iphone now.
I will be online many hours yet this evening. Please keep me updated if things change and let me know tomorrow how things go with the clinics and your discusstion with them too.
I am so sorry to hear that. Please accept my condolences and thank you for letting me know. You did all that you could. He will always live on in your heart and in your memories. Take care my friend. Dr. Mike.