Bird -surgery and bird-cancer treatments - Bird vet -specialists Melbourne

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By: Bird Vet Melbourne   06-Jan-2011
Keywords: Avian Vet, Bird Vet, Birdvet

Bird vet Melbourne - A significant percentage of well-cared for pet birds , will ultimately die of cancer. The reason being is that they are living longer and cancer in birds occurs more frequently in older birds. Some of the reasons for the longevity include : Protection from the dangers of climatic extremes and predation, appropriate low fat avian diets, regular health checks by Bird-vet Melbourne, preventative and prophylactic treatments . Pet birds are living average life spans many times more than their wild counterparts and are often living about twice as long as pet birds a decade ago. This contrasts significantly with “wild” free roaming birds that have significantly shorter lifespans. As an example Bird vet Vic saw 2 cockatiels over 20 years old and a budgerigar over 15 years old last week. 

Why do our Avian pets get cancer?

Almost every diagnosis of cancer at Bird vet Melbourne  is followed by the same question by the owner ... why? . There are many reasons and we don’t understand them all. We and our companion pets were created with an “immune surveillance” mechanism whereby damaged cells anywhere in the body are recognized by the body’s blood cells as foreign and destroyed. During our lives single “cancer” cells are often formed, from toxins, UV radiation etc – but they are removed before they can multiply and establish. If the cancer cells can evade the immune system cancer may develop.

for more info go to http://www.birdclinic.net/avian3.htm,

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