Health

Everyone dreads health problems. No one ever wants to find themselves confronting an emergency. Nevertheless, should bad luck befall you and you end up having a duck patient on your hands, these four weapons will be your allies. They will calm you and get you started on the right track towards the solution to the problem.

Here are your four main weapons:

  1. Knowledge. Read about duck health, problems, and remedies. It’s tedious, yes, but knowledge is a valuable power in the wake of an emergency, especially when high-tech vet care and drugs aren’t available. Start by acquainting yourself with the most common, basic illnesses and their symptoms.
  2. Supplies. Be prepared; keep a simple first-aid kit on hand, just in case. It doesn’t need to be expensive or large.
  3. A veterinarian. It’s not necessary, but many of us love our ducks and don’t want to lose them unnecessarily. A vet can be a solace in times of need and can often save a duck. Even if you are economical and hesitant to spend tons of money on a puny duck, there are some cases where it will be worth it.
  4. Prevention. “A stitch in time saves nine,” and, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” are old adages that still hold true. There are various preventative measures every duck owner should take to keep the majority of calamities and ailments at bay.

CONTENTS:

When Do You Need a Vet?

COMING SOON:

Your Duck First-Aid Kit

Keeping the Flock Healthy

Health Problems and Injuries

Dealing with Duck Maladies

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