Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate)
What is Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate) used for?
Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate) is an antibiotic medication designed for treating birds suffering from bacterial infections. It operates by slowing or preventing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly used for the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the ears, skin, soft tissues, or digestive system. It should be noted that this medication is only useful for treating infections caused by bacteria and will have no effect on those caused by fungus or a virus. The veterinarian may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate)?
Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate) should be used exactly as instructed by the veterinarian to ensure the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage for your pet will depend on its weight, size, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of its symptoms. The medication is a powder that is mixed in with the bird's food for easy administration. Always use the included measuring device to ensure the correct dosage. Do not stop giving your bird the medication, even if its symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask the veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate)?
Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate) may cause side effects in some birds such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention for your pet are severe skin reactions, fainting, or seizures. Inform your veterinarian as soon as any unusual or worrying symptoms occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your pet's dosage or frequency of administration.
Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate) is only meant to be administered to birds and should not be used to treat other animals including humans.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the veterinarian while using Bird Biotic (Doxycycline Hyclate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the bird and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain birds, it is essential you always inform the veterinarin if the bird has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your bird has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.