Buggie sick

by JJ
(United States)

I actually have to get rid of buggie my english budgie. His sister had a bird disease. Now we think our small dog Goofy might of caught it and our mom might of got sick from it. We also had another cockateil that we are going to treat just in case. We are going to take them back to the pet store and get our money back. I feel bad because i really liked my bird but i dont want anyone else to get sick. How do you think we can cure the cockatiel so it doesnt get the disease? (CHLAMYDMIA)

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Aug 22, 2008
by: The Vet

May be a slim chance that the dogs are allergic to the 'tiel. This is probably not related to the lame budgie. That should be looked at by an avian veterinarian.

Your bird needs to be seen by an avian veterinarian to be tested. If it is positive there are antibiotics that can successfully treat this disease. It is not very likely that the dog contracted Chlamydophilla, but people sure can, and cats have been known to carry it, but not the same species of chlamydophilla.

Your family needs to see your physician to be tested, too.

Dr B

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