Birds are wonderful pets, and, like other pets, need veterinary care, proper nutrition, training and an enriched environment. North Oatlands Animal Hospital has the specialized expertise, trained staff and equipment to provide the medical care birds need to stay healthy. Our avian veterinary care services include:
Annual Examinations are Important for Birds
All birds need an annual wellness exam. The best treatment for any avian disease is to catch it early, before your bird is showing any signs of illness. An annual exam gives us the opportunity to ensure that your bird is healthy and to have baseline records and baseline blood values for future reference. It also gives you one-on-one time with us so we can answer all of your health and behavior questions. We have many solutions for you about behavior, environment and enriching your bird’s life with food, toys and other items.
During your bird’s annual exam, our veterinarian may recommend additional testing for your bird. There are several reasons we may recommend additional testing:
We recommend that your bird be microchipped. This is an easy procedure that can be done in-office without anesthesia. Microchipping is the safest permanent identification. Leg bands are dangerous and can be life-threatening if entangled. For more information about microchipping, please click on the microchipping page under “general medicine".
Bringing your Bird to the North Oatlands Animal Hospital
We recognize that coming to the hospital can be a stressful experience for any pet, particularly our bird patients. We are very sensitive to this fact and do whatever we can to limit this stress. Your bird may be more comfortable in a quiet, dark place for traveling, so talk to us about the appropriate carrier for your size and type of bird. If possible, acclimate your bird to his/her bird carrier prior to your visit with us.
Birds are Masters at Hiding Signs of illness
Birds are masters at hiding signs of illness. To keep your bird healthy, you need to know when they are sick so you can call us to get the medical care your bird may need. If your bird exhibits any signs of illness, please call us right away; it probably is an emergency situation for your bird. Learn to recognize a sick bird—it is common for the first signs go unnoticed. Usually the first signs include:
Serious signs of Illness
Please give us a call today to set up a wellness appointment for your feathered pet, or call us if you have any concerns that your bird may be ill.
North Oatlands Animal Hospital
19275 James Monroe Hwy. Leesburg, VA 20175
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