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    Bacterial Infection – 10 Shots for 10 Days

    I just brought my yellow naped Amazon: Kokomo (30 yrs. old / laid an egg for the first & only time on Nov 2017) to an Avian vet. Her last visit to a vet was about 15 years ago for just a checkup and everything was fine. The only reason why I brought her to the vet was that she was picking at her feet; I had the money and time. The doctor took blood, everything was good, her weight is normal and he did an oral culture and found out she has a bacterial infection called Pseud. aeruginosa.

    Treatment: They want to give her a shot of medication a day, for 10days.
    Not missing a day. Sounds like a lot of stress for my bird to endure that for 10 days or oral medication, twice a day for 20 days.

    What I would like to know…
    1. Ten shots normal?
    2. Could Kokomo have this bacterial infection for years?
    3. Can you die from Pseud. aeruginosa?

    I also wanted to just mention that she strictly an inside bird. That's only because I live in a condominium and I don't have a patio. Occasionally I’ll take her outside. I’m currently using Terbinafine Hydrochloride Antifungal Cream 1% on her feet subscribed by the doctor and that seems to help a lot along with drops, Herbal Complex 30cc for calming & inching (water)

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    Re: Bacterial Infection – 10 Shots for 10 Days

    I never heard of this before so googled it and it says it is a stubborn and hard to treat infection. It also says that injections with medicine is the best treatment so I would definitly not mess around and take her in to the vets office daily for these shots. Injecting it gets the full dose into your bird and works fast to clear up the thing attacking her body. It sounds like with this sickness it is really best to make sure you do what your vet said to do. I would read about it as well because the article I read when I googled it said something about it possibly coming from water. I also found a post here on this forum which is old but it did discuss this illness your poor bird has as well. None of the people who posted on it are still on the forum but the information on it might help you out. http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/c...nt-PLEASE-HELP!!

    Please keep us updated and I am really sorry your new bird has this.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Bacterial Infection – 10 Shots for 10 Days

    Hi, I want to thank everybody for your well wishes, advice, and expertise. I've decided to bring Kokomo to the vet and board her at the vet for 10 days while she gets her shots every day & at the same time because there’s a couple of days I’m not able to bring her in until later in the day. I spoke to a couple of parrot experts at my local pet (bird) store and they assured me that she was safe and the vet is doing the right treatment. The shots aren't as bad as we think they are.
    Thanks again,
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    Re: Bacterial Infection – 10 Shots for 10 Days

    I will be keeping her in my prayers and positive thoughts for complete healing. We will welcome your updates anytime. She is a strong spirit, for having lived for all those years. You are an awesome caregiver!!!!

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    Re: Bacterial Infection – 10 Shots for 10 Days

    It is hard to leave them at the vets but your friends are right they will take good care of her. Boomer was at the vets off and on lots his last few years when he got sick and it was hard to leave him but it was needed to get him well again. I do hope the vet treatments get him makes him feel good and get well soon.
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    Re: Bacterial Infection – 10 Shots for 10 Days

    Just letting everyone know that Kokomo is home. She finished her 10 shots in 10 days. The doctor said she did really well. Kokomo is adjusting and happy to be home again.

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    Awww!!! That is awesome!!! I am totally happy for you that she made it through those 10 days!!!!!!!! Yaaaay Kokomo!!!!!!!

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