Amazon severe gout - needs fatting
Hi, I have a 28 yr old amazon, I took to vet and it has severe gout both feet are hard and frozen but it hasn't moved to the wings. We're trying to change diet - more fruit/vegs instead of seed only diet. Slow going but he's now eating apples and carrots and picking only at other things. The vet has ordered allupurinol (in liquid form) which should be here in a few days but says there is a 50/50 chance of improvement with the medication. I had been doing cherry juice concentrate in water but not real potent. I read another post about some of the remedies including the aloe detoxifying liquid which I am going to send away for.
I have two questions - anyone have success with anything else? Also, my bird is super thin, any ideas how I can fatten him up? Currently he is by a heater since he has no body fat and needs to keep warm. Plus the doctor is having me give him some antibiotics for a few days so there is nothing else underlying issues. Any advice really appreciated.