Panalog Oint prescribed for Quaker

by Liliya
(Houston, TX, USA)

My Quaker parrot has injured his left thigh, and has been bleeding on and off for the past month, but I would manage to stop the bleeding by applying hydrogen peroxide to it (used it twice). Recently (in the matter of two days) the feathers around his neck fell out, I did not see him picking his neck so cannot conclude if he did it himself. So I took him to the regular vet today (Avian vet clinic is in another part of the town and I share the car with my husband, who had to go to work).

Anyways the doctor said that my little Kuzya (name of my parrot) plucked the feathers himself because he has been frustrated with his thigh. And prescribed “Panalog Oint” cream to be applied twice daily to affected area (both thigh and neck) in small amounts.

When I got home I started to read about this cream and one website said that it can only be used for dogs and cats, and can be very dangerous for birds because it contains steroids; however the other website said that it is used for birds in really small amounts to reduce swelling.

I am not sure what to do; I will not be able to go an avian vet for another week. Please can I be advised about this cream (we have to use it until this Friday the 4th of May), and if it can actually be used in parrots.

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May 02, 2012
Panalog NOT for use on birds
by: The Avian Vet

You absolutely must NOT use this on your bird. It has been known to cause fungal infections and even death. I suspect he is plucking himself. You need to have him seen by a specialist immediately.

Dr B

May 02, 2012
Is Panalog Oint safe for birds?
by: Tracie

Dr B will eventually answer this, but maybe not in time. I suggest you call your avian vet and just ask them.
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