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Old 03-09-2019, 10:43 AM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

Quote: Originally Posted by GaleriaGila View Post
...David, I just ordered that. Many thanks. I love Amazon Prime.

This has been so helpful.
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Donít let the warning label freak you out! But, also do not ignore it!! Any super concentrate has serious risks while in that state!
One ounce per gallon for most uses! And in a laundry load, 2or3 at the most! I always use the Soak cycle too! Your house will smell like a veterinarianís office if you over do it by even a little!
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:44 AM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

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I love our vet. His office, staff and procedures all appear clean and safe, BUTTT...

Y'all who know me are well aware that I'm a world-class worrier. I start worrying about infection/contamination potential the minute I step out of the car. What about that pavement, door handles, furniture, floors, air-borne stuff, bug-borne stuff? Do the staff really follow proper procedures behind the scenes? How clean was that pen I used to sign with? When was the last time that perch-scale was scrubbed down? Which of these animals are sick? Which people have toxins or contaminants on their persons? And on and on...

I do all the obvious stuff... keep the Rb crated as much as possible... don't set the crate down anywhere but the exam table... when we get home, clean everything (crate, shoes), change clothes, offer the Rb a bath.

Does anybody have any other thoughts or inspirations? I mean, other than CHILL THE HECK OUT?

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YES, I do.

When I make Levi's appt I ask for the 1st appt Monday morning, so the office/examine rooms etc have the weekend to air out.

I started this practice with my son, he is on steriods and his immune system is compromised. I just do the same w/ Levi.

Don't worry Miss Gail, just continue your routines and being proactive.
That's really all we can do.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:46 AM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

Got, it, Dave.

Tami, I love that idea! Will do. Yeah, you're right, all we can do is our best.

Thank you, thank you!

I am really happy that I asked.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:30 PM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

Wow!... I honestly never gave it a thought! Depending on who is seeing the Doc.If it is just Amy,it's just us and her perch stick. We sit in the waiting room,or wait in the sitting room,with Amy either on my foot or knee.
When it's our turn,Amy sits on the scale perch then the stainless exam table.
I think the place is very sanitized. I don't handle anything either.
What kind of cooties could be floating around just waiting to infect someone??
Thanks Ms Gail...now next time I'll be thinking about anything and everything


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Old 03-09-2019, 12:51 PM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

Lets also remember that any Clinic of size has a 'Sick Bird' room.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:42 PM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

Well, gentlemen, after all, I *AM* the queen of Paranoia...
I have to keep my throne room clean!
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:39 PM
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Re: Vet Visits - Avoiding Infection/Contamination/Etc.

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Do they make surgical-masks in a "Patagonian Conure" size?

I worry about the same things, I just keep the thoughts in my head while I'm trying not to touch anything in the office myself, and then also trying to keep the birds from not flying all over the place once we're in the room (Kane once almost got himself stuck behind the air-register in the exam room, that was fun)...I take my guys on their harnesses so they are only on me the entire time until we get into the exam room, and then I put them on the little perch they have, and I assume that they wipe down the exam tables a million times a day...So just let me think that...

I keep Duff in her carrier (she refuses to wear the harness for very long before she goes insane and starts hissing at me constantly, so we just keep her in her little box) and she only comes out in the room too.

As far as ME not touching anything, well, bring some anti-bacterial hand-sanitizer or wipes with you and wipe down anything that you or your birds are going to touch BEFORE you touch them...It sounds nuts, but my birds have never had an illness or infection, so I'll just keep allowing myself to think that what I'm doing is working...

I'd think that Rickeybird is at more risk at home with Rival than at the vet's office...
Well thank you, Ellen, for the respect. lol I am a force to be reckoned with, in my own mind at least.
Seriously though these are some good ideas from everybody. I would have bet that the Queen of Paranoia thought of everything but apparently not.
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