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Use Bird Sulfa for Bacterial Infections in Birds

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Plenty of birds are migratory, and that usually means they head south for the winter in the same way that snowbirds do the same heading from Canada to Florida until springtime. But most migratory birds stay over land, unless you're an Artic Tern or another of the ocean crossing birds that are quite the marvel with their flying feats of endurance. Terns are particularly impressive when you consider they make return trips of 44K miles between the Poles every year. Not among the best pet birds, but for people with birds for pets Bird Sulfa is the best choice as an antibiotic for pet birds.

Now if you do have a cockatoo or budgie and you're fairly certain it could cross hundreds of thousands of kms of open ocean we'd love to hear about them. But most birds stay at home with their owner and don't stray far from home much if at all. Homing pigeons certainly aren't afraid of a long flight, and the first messenger pigeons were used in the 12th century in the Middle East. But here's the thing; it's not common, but some people keep pigeons as pets, and Bird Sulfa can be used as antibiotic for pet birds when the pet is a pigeon too.

They're not companion birds though, and most birds kept as pets are companion birds. These birds are smaller and lower maintenance, and that's why their good fits as pets as well as being able to live quite comfortably in a bird cage if needed. But there are bacterial infections that companion birds get more often, and these are the ones that Bird Sulfa is better suited for use as a bird antibiotic medication without a prescription.

We'll look at these types of bacterial infections, along with what makes Bird Sulfa so effective and what else you can do to improve the chances of your bird avoiding an infection in the first place.

Taking on All Comers

This bird antibiotic is a willing combatant and willing to take on any bug that thinks it can do as it pleases with making your bird sick. The streptococcus virus is a well known one, and primarily because it's the same virus that gives humans strep throat. A strep infection in a bird is usually characterized by loss of appetite, listless (as in a lack of energy or enthusiasm as compared to normal), and weight loss are bird infection signs and may lead you to get Bird Sulfa to treat a bacterial infection in a bird.

Birds can get bacterial skin infections too, and these ones are easier to visually identify for the pet owners. If left to their own the bird will often start pecking at the infected area to get relief from the itching or burning and then the skin may become ulcerated. Using Bird Sulfa when the infection is still in its early stages will usually clear it quickly and long before skin sores become part of the picture.

Cockatiels are another popular companion bird, and they are known get chronic sinusitis from Mycoplasma bacterial infections. Again, not a problem if treated promptly with Bird Sulfa. Chlamydiosis infections can happen as well, and doxycycline works ideally to clear these infections too. Infections aside, you might be surprised to learn that bird can get fleas. Getting fleas doesn't happen as often for pet birds as it does for dogs and cats, but it's another reason to order pet medication online from Canada.

Best Choice for Birds

Bird Sulfa is easily administered, and the antibiotic works quickly in inhibiting the growth of the bacteria that are causing the infection. Usually, a week of treatment is all that is needed, and all you need to do is put it in your bird's water. What is also advisable is being proactive about your companion bird pet's living environment as it relates to their health. Bacterial infections are more common when the bird is not well, and that can be because of:

  • Weakened immune system function
  • Overcrowding
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor sanitation
  • Poor ventilation
  • Exposure to respiratory toxins
  • Overly humid or dry living environments
  • Concurrent infections

Not much that can be done on the owner's end for the first and last ones on the list there but making sure your bird's living area is clean and that they eat a nutritious diet is very helpful. If they do get an infection, be sure to give them Bird Sulfa as soon as possible.

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