The bird care team can also perform tests for avian illnesses, including Chlamydiosis, which is transferrable to humans. A fecal sample test allows us to detect and treat parasites.
When your dog enters his or her Golden years, they should receive a Pet Wellness Exam every Six(6) Months.
Dr. Murphy and his trained vet staff will monitor your dog for signs of illness and chronic health problems, such as Arthritis and Heart Disease. For some older pets, dietary supplements can help ease arthritis pain. Proactive intervention is the best way to keep your dog healthy and active.
Treating your older dog to on-going wellness visits can prevent unexpected tragedy and allow you to plan for any issues that may have been discovered during an exam.
However, if a time comes when your dog suffers from a debilitating injury or becomes ravaged by disease, special care and action must be taken for your beloved dog to retain a high quality of life.
Should surgery be necessary, rest-assured that our Palm Harbor vet clinic’s medical suite is state-of-the art and our highly-trained veterinary staff will take extra special care to ensure the best for you and your dog.
His ongoing education, substantial experience studying and providing care for exotic birds, Dr. Murphy can help your exotic pet bird live a long, healthy and happy life by providing thoughtful avian nutrition and breeding guides along with preventive medicine and training plans.
The cost, care and time commitment for owning a bird varies based on the species and expected life span. Some birds may last for five to ten years while others, like large parrots, may live for up to 30 years. Socialization and bonding can also vary between different bird species.
Many canaries and finches prefer not to be handled, while cockatoos and larger parrots are far more social. When selecting a bird is it important to keep cost, commitment, noise level, diet, and socialization needs in mind. Dr. Murphy and our veterinary team will work closely with potential pet owners to help them adopt a bird that meets their lifestyle. If you are considering adopting a bird or in need of guidance, contact our avian veterinary team today
Our Palm Harbor vet staff also offers new owners practical avian care advice, including what to do in emergencies and tips for preventing accidental poisoning. In-addition, Dr. Murphy understands the best way to proactively treat common bird care problems and prevent avian illness. Our veterinarian works closely with each avian caregiver to share the joys of bird ownership while keeping birds healthy.