Handling Inhalation Toxicity in Pet Birds

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Usually these birds come in acutely ill,
so trying to figure out what happened directly before they started showing
those signs of illness is really going to be key. You have to try to work
with the owners to figure out were you cooking? Did you light a candle? All
of these different things to try to pinpoint what started it. These birds
come in with difficulty breathing, they’re gasping, they can’t breathe. For
inhalants toxicities, just removing them from the toxin in the first place is the
No. 1 thing that you should do. Also providing them with oxygen
supplementation—sometimes a bronchodilator will help with that as
well—but it’s going to be mostly supportive care when we’re talking about

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