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Eye ulcer weeks JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is

Eye ulcer for 2 weeksJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Winston. The vet reccomended autologous eye drops but I am not sureJA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: The ulcer seems habit better and I would prefer to wait and see if it improvesJA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.

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Hi. My 4 year old English Bulldog seems to have some black

Hi. My 4 year old English Bulldog seems to have some black on the white area of his eye (lower under 3rd lid) his lid seems to droop a bit lower than the other eye. He has tears as bulldogs do. When he was a puppy he had distichia surgery on both eyes. He does not paw at his eyes, the black does not look raised but depending on the way he looks at us it looks either larger or more covered by the botXXXXX XXXXXd. It is more from the center to the outside area of his eye. I do not have a picture because he will not let me get that close with my camera!!Thank you,Angela

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My 6 month old maltese has just had her first season and started

My 6 month old maltese has just had her first season and started with tear stains at the same time. Can you tell me the best way to treat it as it is unsightly and she doesn't enjoy me having to keep trying to clean her eye area. It is staining her lovely coat. Do you think its onset is related to her being in season. Thank you

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What can I do about my 3-month old Chocolate Labrador who,

What can I do about my 3-month old Chocolate Labrador who, since purchase, has had discharge from the eyes and the eyes are very red. The vet gave me eye drop solution to use for 10 days but there was no change. What can I do now?

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My 5 month old labrador puppy has had conjunctivitis for 3

My 5 month old labrador puppy has had conjunctivitis for 3 months now. A lab report showed the existence of Enterobacter for which she has had clinagel 3 x daily for 8 weeks, to no effect. My vet has suggested we take another sample from the eye using a brush which may necessitate general anaesthetic. As this happened within 14 days of my insurance policy starting, I have discovered that she is not covered. Please could you inform me of the usefullness of this procedure. The conjunctivities/enterobacter has now infected my other labrador puppy of 9 months.

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My 2yr old shi tzu has one of his eyes that tearing all the

My 2yr old shi tzu has one of his eyes that tearing all the time. the corner of the eye next to the nose is raw from being wet all the time. What can I put on the raw skin and what can use in the eye.

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mini poodle whose mother has distichiasis

I'm thinking of buying a mini poodle whose mother has CERF registration of A3 eyelids - distichiasis. What is the probability that puppy will inherit this disease, requiring surgery at some point? Thanks.

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5 mo old Shih Tzu with red eyes. My puppy has been treated

5 mo old Shih Tzu with red eyes. My puppy has been treated by a Vet for eye infection and the drops helped for awhile but now it's back. He was tested for ulcers, cateric and nothing. Could his consent red eys be from Allergies? They stay watery and some discharge but not bad. Doesn't seem to be in pain but I have noticed that sometimes when he is looking at me he is squinting especially his left eye.

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A stay male dog showed up at our house on April 20th. He appeared

A stay male dog showed up at our house on April 20th. He appeared to be in good health other than ticks. Unable to locate owner. After much thought and consideration we decided to adopt him.Took Dakota to the vet April 22. Doc estimated him to be 5 months old and he weighed 60 lbs. When we walked in doc say "we've got some Great Pyr here." We had researched on-line to try and determine his breed since arrival and thought he most resembled an Anatolian Shepherd or Anatolian cross. Contacted the NASRN, sent measurements, pics, etc., and they confirmed Anatolian/Great Pyr mix and began to try and get him accepted as a rescue dog (that was before we decided to keep him).Have him on flea/tick and heartworm monthly treatments.Dakota's eyes were very red - the pouch area. I was concerned about entropion but doc said no, the rims were not turning inward. Doc prescribed eye drops. Didn't help a great deal. Redness returned daily. May 23rd I noticed Dakota had an ear infection. I've had droop-eared dogs before and think they are prone to ear problems. Took him to ANOTHER vet and the vet gave an ear wash to use 2 x day followed 30 min later by an ointment and prescribed a pill for allergies also 2 x day. 2nd vet visit at about 6 months weighed him at 78 pounds.Todate, the eyes have not improved. If he is inside long enough they get better but when he goes out they get really red again. He scratches a lot, no fleas or ticks or known dry skin. Not sure if infected ear is healed because I ceased treatment a couple of days ago when I noticed the unaffected ear (which doc said to treat too was very raw) and Dakota was fighting when I tried to treat him. I thought perhaps it was because the ointment says apply small amount in ear canal and with him struggling and being such a large pup and not having help right now with him, I may have been getting too much or getting it inside the ear flap more than the canal.HELP! 1. Any ideas on his eyes? The supposed "allergy" issue is most troubling to me of all my questions. Have read it could be food allergies - some hard core, for lack of better description, owners claim I need to feed him a raw meat diet. The 2nd vet said giving him the pills twice a day might get it in check but so far no.2. How do I prevent the ear infections? Same stinky smell at first when using the ear wash that my Chesapeake used to get. Lots of brown goo coming out when I wiped them. Very concerned about the rawness of the other ear - since stopping treatment it has healed.3. Opinion on dew claws? One foot seems to be deformed (although I've never had a dog with double dew claws). That foot had 2 nails growing out of one pad (whatever it is called) but he has since totally lost the nail from what I can tell. Guess he tore it off at some point when he was outside playing/digging. Same foot feels like there is another nail in between the pads - a stump of sort. Don't want to have them removed because of his age. 4. I haven't had him neutered yet because I read over and over that Anatolians can be very sensitive to anesthesia. My vet (#1) sort of blew me off about it and that is why I sought a 2nd vet (but did not care for him at all). 5. Just out of curiosity, the 1st vet - the one I use with my Sheltie - said he could be part Anatolian. The 2nd vet said NO, that there are maybe 600 Anatolian's in the country. He said Great Pyr mix.Catherine

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