Treating Respiratory Infections in animals
This guide was co-written with the head vet of AllPets Aqualife Clinic, Dr Chua.
It provides a good comprehensive tips and tricks to help cure respiratory infections or flus, for chickens, birds, tortoises, reptiles, rabbits and other small animals.
Here are some tips if you are facing a flu or bacteria infection in your pet!
1. Using F10SC and nebulizing your small animal
F10SC is a pet friendly disinfectant recommended by most vets. Using F10SC and a nebulizer or humidifier, one can mist the environment to help clear the bacteria and help reduce bacteria population in the pet's lungs.
Recommended Dilution: 1:250ml of Water or Saline; or 1:500ml.
Frequency: 1 to 3 times a day, depending on pet and condition.
Duration: About a week, do monitor and adjust accordingly.
Timing: Usually about 20 minutes per session to help clear and relief the lungs.
For more information, you can checkout F10's information guide here.
1.5 Cleaning your environment well, preferably with F10SC.
F10 is pet safe and kills all fungi, mold and bacteria/viruses. Spray or mist your environment regularly at 1:100ml or 1:250ml dilution.
2. Using a heat lamp or heat plate to help keep the environment warm.
As bacteria is usually encouraged by cold and humid environments, the heat lamp helps to reduce bacteria breeding and help keep your small pet warm while fighting it's flu.
3. Antibiotics - Dependent
Some flu are viruses, and antibiotics won't work. Do consult your vet for dosage and recommendation!
4. Diet and supplements!
Certain supplements and food are great in helping flu and bacteria infection in lungs.
For Chickens, we carry Brinecombe Respite Plus, a great solution to help control the infection. It contains natural ingredients such as garlic, which helps alot!
You can also feed raw garlic and scrambled eggs to your chooks to help encourage eating, and provide vitamin supplements if you have any!