Early December, my 16 YO pysia got diagnosed with bumble foot. He was given daily injections of Baytril and some metacam by a great avian vet in adelaide Australia called Mark Hill.
Today we took him to another vet, apparently also an avian vet. We've been to him before, though we were not impressed, and my instincts told me not to go to him. But unlike Mark, he's only around the corner, and pysia gets stressed from the car ride.
We took him there, had to wait 30 min with a very badly behaved dog that scared pysia, and then saw the "vet".
We told him he needed another course of baytril, because it had helped a lot last time, but the vet decided he thinks it's gout, even though he had been tested for that. He gave pysia some baytril, a bit of metacam, and vitamin b complex. This is fine, but it looked to me like he was too cheap to use fresh sterile syringes and needles, keeping them in a draw, and recapping the left overs.
He then made some cocktail with baytril in a cream that smelt of garlic. Told me it would help topically, but I've never heard of baytril working like that, and my other vet said last time that he needed it injected to work properly.
This cocktail smelt bad, appeared dirty, and for all intensive purposes seemed unsterile. It didn't help that he then diluted metacam roughly with tap water, and the solution was swarming with what I would call crap.
Pysia was shaking like I've never seen before, I think he overdosed him on the metacam because it's midnight and he's as high as a kite. It cost a fortune, no extra shots no nothing. I work in a lab, and couldn't trust the metacam he gave us as was. It looked like spit. I sterilised it at work, making it a clear solution, so I hope it will be fine now.
To top it all off, his nail was broken during the consult and bled badly.
Im now worried about the following:
Will topical baytril cocktail garlic thing work, or it it a holistic load of crap.
Will 1 shot of baytril do anything at all? I am also giving him augmentin which was prescribed to him after his last baytril.
I soaked the nail in salt water, then dabbed some corn starch on it. How quickly will it heal? Can it get infected?
I wonder if I should take him to the good vet of see how this stuff works out....