A tremendous amount of information can be obtained from a good physical examination in the avian patient and is necessary before diagnostic testing can begin. Feathers and Fur Animal Hospital is dedicated to a stress-free policy when handling all animals, especially when it comes to birds since they are easily stressed. The physical examination begins with a thorough review of the patient’s medical history, lifestyle and environment and then progresses to a systematic visual and physical evaluation. However, before a finger is ever laid on the patient, careful observation, patience and experience are essential. A good history coupled with a thorough physical examination enables the veterinarian to develop a more selective diagnostic plan tailored to the patient’s individual needs.
To schedule your bird for a stress-free physical examination, please call us today!