Avian Care

Does my bird really need a check-up?

Avian Veterinarian Menomonee FallsAbsolutely. And a routine veterinary examination is recommended at least once a year.

As soon as you choose your avian veterinarian Menomonee Falls, the most important visit to the veterinarian is the very first one, right after you acquire your pet bird.

Your veterinarian may have very important reasons to see your bird on a different schedule so discuss it.

The most important job a veterinarian has is to help ensure your pet stays as healthy as possible and hopefully never gets sick. This is called preventive medicine.


Is Your Bird Healthy?

In the wild, birds endeavor to display a strong appearance even when sick. This is because predators will go after the weakest appearing bird in the group. By the time a bird actually shows an owner that it is unwell, it has likely or often been sick for some time. During the examination, the veterinarian may pick up subtle signs of disease. By the same token, an experienced, observant owner will be able to detect symptoms early. Early detection of illness is very important for a favorable outcome.

Is Your Avian Veterinarian Qualified to Treat Your Bird?

Make sure your bird’s veterinarian is qualified to treat pet birds. Avian medicine has become a specialized part of veterinary medicine, and most general practitioners are not comfortable or knowledgeable in avian (pet bird) medicine. Ask the doctor about his/her qualifications. At a minimum, he/she should be a member of the AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians). Some avian veterinarians are also board-certified which means that they have undergone extra training and passed an extensive review and examination process by their peers. Being board-certified in avian medicine and surgery indicates an advanced level of experience and commitment to the profession. They have taken extra measures to ensure that they are on the leading edge of avian medicine.

You can locate avian veterinarians through the website of the Association of Avian Veterinarians aav.org.

You can locate avian specialists through the website of the American Board of Veterinary
Practitioners at www.abvp.com.

 American Board of Veterinary Practioners

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Have you talked with us about your pet's dental health?

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, give us a call and schedule a dental check up right away.

Bad breath
Discolored, loose or broken teeth
Red, swollen or bleeding gums
Difficulty chewing
Excessive drooling
Pawing at the mouth

You can also view our explainer video on a Pet Dental Health procedure.

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Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc.
Thank you Ruth! We will make sure that Dr. Follett gets this message. Your feedback is very important and lets us know how we are doing. Thank you again!
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Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc.
As we move into another season, the storms can continue to be severe which can be very stressful on a pet who has storm anxiety.

Dr. Bloss offers some great advice to help you and your pet whether the storms.
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Expert Veterinary TV - Episode #7 Storm Anxiety
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Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc.
Saturday, September 28⋅1:00 – 4:00pm
Humane Animal Welfare Society, Northview Road, Waukesha, WI, United States
Practical information for bird owners from the avian experts!

Learn about our fine feathered companions from our featured speakers from Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care:
Dr. Jennifer Bloss
Dr. Molly Lien
Dr. April Wittenburg
Featured topics include Low Stress Handling of Birds, Respiratory Anatomy and Disease in Birds (including Anatomy of the Avian Respiratory Tract and Symptoms and Diseases in Pet Birds) and Neurologic Bird Cases.

This is a FREE seminar - all are welcome, but please leave your avian friends comfortably perched at home. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration requested at 262-542-8851, x120 or volunteer@hawspets.org.