Bird -surgery and bird-cancer treatments - Bird vet -specialists Melbourne
Bird Vet Melbourne
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
Why do our Avian pets get cancer?
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
for more info go to http://www.birdclinic.net/avian3.htm,
, Bird Vet
, Phil Sacks