Bird has swollen foot with puss and black toe
Bird's swollen foot with black toe
My bird has a swollen foot and it has some yellow pus coming out and the end of the toe is turning black. When I first noticed a problem it was swollen and the toe was turning black so I took her to the vet the next appointment I could get. I wasn't sure what was wrong with her and couldn't find a cause.
The vet said there may have been a thread around her foot causing the loss of circulation, but she was in a cage away from anything like string and he was not able to find the cause either. Her foot's condition worsened so quickly in two days and it hasn't been getting better.
She had previously had some slight problems with the same foot where it was slightly swollen and warm and red, which I thought were symptoms of arthritis but nothing like this before.
He gave me Baytrol 5% with a small dosage to keep the foot from getting infected and also DMSO solution 99% to put on her foot to revive the circulation both to be given twice daily. I have been applying it for four days but it does not appear to be getting better, but looks worse and more yellow with pus.
I wanted a second opinion as to what could be wrong with my bird, and if there is an infection or something else that I should be aware of and if this is a proper cure because I feel like each day that passes and she is not getting better she is at more risk for losing her foot, or worse. I want to be sure I am doing all I can for her.
I have attached a picture of her foot. He also told me to feed her pellets and vitamin water but she has been refusing both. She has been eating her regular seed diet and fruits and vegis and drinking normal water however and energy wise she seems ok though tires easily from constantly balancing on one foot. The other foot looks normal. Can you please help me?