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Jack sorted now it's Candy's turn.
DeWitch - 28-11-2007 at 14:14

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Originally posted by Dreamweaver
I can't understand why they can't find out the problem. Personally I would be going to another vet for a second opinion. Their eyesight is so precious :(

Here is a useful site that helps with descriptions etc.

The pet centre

Thank you for this link.
I don't understand why we cannot get it to clear up either. He is also on allergy meds since it does seem to be "itchy" and he has other symptoms of allergies too.
But the eye is still a mess and this has been going on since January when he did have an ulcer from scratching it - that was cleared up finally after many months but now he has this cloudiness and a nasty looking slightly reddish spot in the middle of it and he still paws at it frequently. When I clean his eyes he grits his teeth when I do that one:{
I hate to change vets because she is a really good vet and she works well with him unlike the ones we had before her only last year that were so nasty to him and to me also since they seemed to blame me for his attitude.
He is a Chow Chow and hard to deal with as he likes only us. She understands him or at least tries to as does the lady who grooms him on rare occasion. Chow Chows need people who respect and understand them.
BUT he surely needs this eye better.


Dreamweaver - 28-11-2007 at 17:36

I don`t know what your financial situation but I paid for a specialist eye vet to look at Candy.

The total cost for consult, eye pressure test, ultrasound, sedation and finally the tablets to cure it was 200.

I found that to be quite reasonable when you consider what I have paid to my own vet in the last few weeks. Had I seen this man earlier the cost would have been reduced drastically.


DeWitch - 28-11-2007 at 18:21

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Originally posted by Dreamweaver
I don`t know what your financial situation but I paid for a specialist eye vet to look at Candy.

The total cost for consult, eye pressure test, ultrasound, sedation and finally the tablets to cure it was 200.

I found that to be quite reasonable when you consider what I have paid to my own vet in the last few weeks. Had I seen this man earlier the cost would have been reduced drastically.

yes have been considering that - our financial situation is not good right now as we just paid for Boo's second knee surgery - at the cost of over $2000.00 each - plus a bunch of household disasters needing repair and a big reduction in Hubby's paycheck since his place of employment was sold.
But yes, if I had done that at the start it might have saved us all the money we have already spent on this mess. And saved poor Bear all the discomfort. The only one I can find is many miles away though - maybe Hubby can get a day off so we can go.


Dreamweaver - 8-12-2007 at 16:03

Went back for Candy's appointment, he is pleased with her progress.
He has given her 10 more days on steroids and antibiotics and hopefully it will clear it up.
He says she does have some sight in her eye but there is a cattact (de ja vouz) which will need treating sometime in the future..


FAO Dewitch. He did mention her blood pressure was a bit high, and this can detract from a dogs healing, might be worth checking Bears?


DeWitch - 8-12-2007 at 16:07

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Originally posted by Dreamweaver

FAO Dewitch. He did mention her blood pressure was a bit high, and this can detract from a dogs healing, might be worth checking Bears?

Thanks!
Have been trying for a week to get an appointment with a specialist - Hopefully they will call me back on Mondayconfused2
Glad your Candy is doing wellkewl_glasses
DeWitch aka Candace aka Candy aka MamaBear;)


Dreamweaver - 7-1-2008 at 22:19

Candy had to have a second ultrasound today :( Although the news is OK it isn't what I wanted to hear. Apparantly the clots on the back of her eye have started to heal but........ one has attached itself to the back of her eye.

The problem now is as it heals it will shrink and the attached bit will pull her eye back, thus causing less and less vision in that eye. Our only hope is the tablets will allow it to heal without shrinkage and keep the scar where it is.

Surgery could make it worse.

She is quite poorly tonight after being knocked out for the ultrasound. Looks like a night vigil is coming on.

DW goes on nightnurse mode.


scholar - 7-1-2008 at 22:37

Well, Dot, one or more Yanks will be here through your night (which is evening to us). You're always welcome in the Late Night Club UK.;)

Sorry to hear it didn't hasn't gone as hoped for Candy.:(


DeWitch - 8-1-2008 at 00:15

I am sorry too
hope it all goes well


janet - 8-1-2008 at 00:16

All the best, Dot!


scholar - 8-1-2008 at 01:02

I just realized, when I said Yanks, Kitten does not include herself in that description because of her Native American heritage. She might pop in for a while, but she said she is designing TEN THEMES, so she is busy.:o


Daz - 8-1-2008 at 02:04

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Originally posted by Dreamweaver
The problem now is as it heals it will shrink and the attached bit will pull her eye back, thus causing less and less vision in that eye. Our only hope is the tablets will allow it to heal without shrinkage and keep the scar where it is.


Just out of curiosity Dot, what tablets do they prescribe to reduce the risks of scarring/shrinkage...?


Dreamweaver - 8-1-2008 at 23:41

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Originally posted by Daz
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Originally posted by Dreamweaver
The problem now is as it heals it will shrink and the attached bit will pull her eye back, thus causing less and less vision in that eye. Our only hope is the tablets will allow it to heal without shrinkage and keep the scar where it is.


Just out of curiosity Dot, what tablets do they prescribe to reduce the risks of scarring/shrinkage...?


She is on prednicare5mg which I have to give half a tablet twice a day. She is also on Pred Forte drops 4x a day( prescribed by my original vet).


Dreamweaver - 8-1-2008 at 23:44

As an aside the eye vet was chatting to me afterwards, he said eye care in humans is far more advanced than pets.
He did consider going into it deeper and ordered a pair of surgical scissors for the purpose.
He promptly sent them back when he received a bill for 700....

Also most most eye care drugs are for human use as they arent available for animals.


scholar - 9-1-2008 at 00:23

To determine how good the results are, it's hard to get the dogs to read the eye chart. . . lips_sealed

And cats want people to read everything to them :)
And, while you read to them, they like to smell your breath. :D ("What! Did you eat fish without telling me?"):D:D:D


DeWitch - 9-1-2008 at 00:50

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Originally posted by scholar


And cats want people to read everything to them :)
And, while you read to them, they like to smell your breath. :D ("What! Did you eat fish without telling me?"):D:D:D

so true ha ha hah