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    I don't know if this is the right section for this or not...apologies if not. I just wanted to vent and put out a warning to anyone that may need it. Please make sure the vet you are taking your bully to is knowledgeable about bullies even if it it to the slightest degree. If you have doubts or your gut is telling you something is not right with the care you are receiving...don't sit on that feeling. Research n find another. I've switched..my gut told me to switch but I thought I was just being over protective or neurotic etc. however, I was right in my feelings. I'm not here to bash the vet I was taking Brie to, however I do want to share why I am so incredibly outraged...if you all don't mind ..please. I think it might help me clear my head n not go there n beat someone up..LOL I have been taking Brie there since 8 weeks. The original 2 vets were nice n seemed to know about bullies. Well, they both left n other vets started..relief vets, vets in training, vets w experience..several vets there..all supposedly grand. Ok..fine..I wasn't thrilled w seeing rotating ppl, but I understood. So..Brie got the ulcer in her left eye..they stained her eyes, gave us 2 medicines n demanded we return every 2 days as eye issues we urgent to take care if..not a problem, I brought her in every 2 days. And every 2 days they stained her eye, said it was healing and wanted to add her blood serum to it for better healing. Ok..so we did that. Her right eye started blinking n squinting..her left eye mind you was pretty much closed. The vets office looked at both eyes...mentioned she had hairs but didn't think that was what had caused the ulcer...mentioned hairs..that is all. Wtf do I know about hairs in the eyelids...told us to keep any eye on both eyes put the antibiotic ointment in both n return in 2 days. ?? so, we started putting all the medicines in both eyes at the suggestion of someone here..THANK YOU Lisa (@desertskybulldogs).. I sent her video n pics cos I was so concerned. She also recommended i take her o see the vet the next day. Well, the next day neither of her eyes were really opening. It was the weekend n I called the specialist that spayed n fixed her palate. They recommended a different vet which got us in immediately. The vet took one look at Brie w out any instruments at first, n knew right off the bat thst the hairs in her eyelids were the issue and desperately needed to be removed. Her eyes were red n swollen. 2 days later he got us in to the ophthalmologist..because it was urgent. My bully had been in pain for 2 weeks ..2 frikkn weeks..she also developed ulcers in both eyes from the hairs. I'm getting her today from the ophthalmologist who did the cryotherapy yesterday ..and who could not believe it was not suggested weeks ago... Ok..thank you for letting me vent. Brie should be ok (?) and we have a new and wonderful vet.

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    Bless your (and Brie's) heart! What a terrible situation. I'm just glad she got it all taken care of. Is this similar to entropian?
    Xtina & Chunk

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    Most definitely keeping Brie in prayer that all heals swiftly and perfectly!

    And prayers for you, Hun...I know it's difficult to not blame yourself but
    please don't, you were doing all you could, thankfully, GOD led you to Lisa
    and from her advice...to the right Vet. Go forward & GOD bless you!

    Thanks for giving great advice & sharing your experience to help others.


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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    I am so so so sorry you had to go through all of that. You can vent anytime that's why were here. That and people will learn from this. What a ride Lisa sheesh.....

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    So happy you found proper care for your baby! Best of luck and a speedy recovery!


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    @Lisabear123 I can feel your pain in your words and the messages we have exchanged the past week or so. At the time you were under the impression that you were doing what was best for Brie based off of the professional advice you were given at the time. Your gut feeling was right and you did the right thing with switching her vets and contacting the specialist for a second opinion and ultimate referral to the ophthalmologist to get Brie the treatment she needed that the first vets ignored. I am happy everything went well for Brie yesterday and hope she has a speedy recovery. You are a wonderful bully momma and don't let anyone tell you different.

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    Poor Brie and poor you. Sending hugs and Dudley kisses to you and Brie! Hope everything will be fine and your baby will be bouncing back in no time!

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    Poor baby! I hope she heals quickly. It sounds like you both have had a rough two weeks. Thank you for sharing.

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    Lisa, I am glad you finallly found someone you like and trust. I don't know if it is lack of knowledge of the breed or just plain lack of vet knowledge in general but I see a lot of this sort of thing happening and being posted about. Yes, bullies ARE different but in your case an eye is an eye no matter what the breed and every vet should be able to treat it or know a specialist that can. They shouldn't fumble around hoping to hit on the correct course of action.
    Last edited by LariP; 07-24-2013 at 12:46 PM.

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    So sorry you and Brie had to go through all of that. You did the right thing and hope Brie has a speedy recovery from her ordeal.
    Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything.


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    You are 100% right Lisa. We put our faith in these people that they know what they are doing. I've learned an important lesson the last few weeks. I have no confidence anymore in my current vet and need to find another. In the middle of all of Chumleys issues (which I still believe were caused by his unnecessary vaccinations) him and his staff have proven that I cant depend on them in an emergency. Prayers to you and Brie..hope she has a speedy recovery!

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    It's like having a fancy foreign care. You gotta go nuts trying to find the right mechanic.

    If my dog doesn't doesnt go to heaven then neither am I.





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