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Avian Care

At Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic in Sunnyvale, CA, we understand that many owners may not realize the importance of regular veterinary care for their birds. Just like cats and dogs, birds also need initial visits to an avian veterinarian and annual wellness exams to ensure they lead long, healthy lives. These routine visits not only help prevent illness but also allow us to address nutrition, husbandry, behavior, and environmental enrichment.

The first visit is particularly crucial. As soon as you bring your bird home, we recommend setting up a wellness exam. During this visit, our avian veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination, discussing proper feeding, housing, behavior, grooming, and care specific to your new bird. Diagnostic tests may also be performed to assess your bird's health and identify any underlying diseases.

During each visit, you can expect a comprehensive physical examination, including recording your bird's weight, assessing its general appearance and mobility, palpating various body parts, and listening to its heart and lungs. Additionally, routine grooming such as wing, nail, and beak trims may be performed if necessary to maintain your bird's health and comfort.

If you wish to keep your bird's wings trimmed, we can schedule routine grooming sessions throughout the year. Furthermore, we offer additional testing such as fecal and throat swabs, DNA sex determination, and comprehensive blood work to ensure your bird's overall health and well-being.

Determining your bird's sex is a simple procedure that can be done with a blood drop from a toenail. Sex determination is not only useful for behavioral reasons but also helps identify potential issues with the reproductive tract and egg production in female birds.

At Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your feathered friends.  Call us today at (408) 736-8296 to schedule an appointment and ensure your bird receives the personalized attention and care it deserves.

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