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    Default OMG, Vegas needs surgery!

    KEEP IN MIND I WILL GET A SECOND OPIONION!!

    I take Vegas today to our new vet for his allergy shot and anal glands done. Remember Vegas's vet for over 2 years retired.

    First she will NOT give him any more allergy shots, her reason is steroids and eventually can shut down his liver, so she put him on Hydroxyzine pills 3x a day for his seasonal allergies.

    Secondly his eyes have been extra runny, tear stains for the last 3 weeks, his face is actually wet from his eyes running so much I thought it was due to just allergies but I did agree it was more than normal. She looks at his eyes and says to me "well he has etropian in both eyes, see how both roll in?" She then goes on to tell me that his lashes are scratching his eyeball causing his tears to run down his face. She wants to "Tack" his eyes!! immediately my stomach got into a knot!! She rolled his eyes over and over showing me and I must admit I see what she was saying. He is now on lubricating drops 3x a day (until surgery)

    Third with his eyes being so wet and making his face wet he has yeast, so she prescribed MalAcetic Otic solution to wash his face 2x a day with. Anyone used this??

    She then goes on to tell me "he is only 2 and a half, he will get eye ulcers and eventully go blind by the time he is 4!!! If he does not have this surgery.

    I wanted to vomit right on her, I immediately ask her what she uses to put him under and I kept trying to think what I had read on this site and alls I could think of what ISO....well that is what she said she uses,

    I am sitting here shaking I am so upset, and of course I WILL get a second opinion, Please any of you that has had this done or knows about the medications he is now on give me your experience. I am a wreck!!!

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    Default Re: OMG, Vegas needs surgery!

    OMG - Kelly.... it will be OK, get a second opinion to make sure. I think the ISO is not the one you want them to use on Vegas. Remembering all the thread - there are a few here that had this done... you'll get plenty of support and advice shortly.

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    Kelly..gatorray has JUST gone through this with Gator..I will try and find the thread..he hsd his lids stapled back..tacking..until he could have surgery..they want to wait until he is older. Don't panic..we will find the right people.lots have dealt with this..I know..it's sweet Vegas...it will be ok!

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    Last edited by JAKEISGREAT; 10-13-2011 at 06:51 PM.

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    Default Re: OMG, Vegas needs surgery!

    I would really re-consider, get another opinion. Find a Bully vet if at all possible, interview them etc... Abby was recommended for that about 8 years ago, she is just now needing drops.

    Also it really gets me when vets just say....oh they have_______ and sells you tons of stuff. I really think it is overboard. Vegas has been fine for this long. His allergy shots. Well my bulldog Richard has a monthly allergy shot for 11 years. He lived to be just over 12! The vet warned my mom about it shorting his life because of the liver, but he was fine the entire time. He had to have them, he was allergic to grass of all things.

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    Default Re: OMG, Vegas needs surgery!

    Oh wow, that's a lot of information for poor Vegas' vet visit. I know it's hard but try not to get too overwhelmed.

    The hydroxyzine she prescribed is a good antihistamine but may make Vegas drowsy so be aware of that. Like most antihistamines, it may also dry him out--might get constipated, give him dry mouth, and dry eyes. I know he's on eye drops for lubrication so this is a side effect to be aware of.
    The Malacetic otic soln is a good one for yeasty skin folds. Just make sure to pat the folds dry after you use the solution.

    I don't have experience re. the eye issues but i KNOW you will get some valuable feedback from others here. Stay calm and everything will be okay.




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    Poor baby! They used iso to put chaos to sleep and he did fine. Hugs to u Kelly

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    I think iso is one of the two that are recommended for bullies.. @VoicesInMyHead just posted on the other one that is better in most cases! I'll find that post too!

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...voflurane.html

    Here it is Kelly..you ok?
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    @JAKEISGREAT my dam* husband is insisting that I get off this site and enjoy my birthday! I am OK, just a nervous wreck and calling another vet tomorrow for a second opionion. I am sick to my stomach. I will be OK,. got to go though, for some reason he wants me to be with him and "talk" instead of being on this site.......Men!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    @JAKEISGREAT my dam* husband is insisting that I get off this site and enjoy my birthday! I am OK, just a nervous wreck and calling another vet tomorrow for a second opionion. I am sick to my stomach. I will be OK,. got to go though, for some reason he wants me to be with him and "talk" instead of being on this site.......Men!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hate to agree! But go..Vegas will be fine! We will be with you! Enjoy your

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    Yeah,,,,, Go have a nice stiff birthday drink!!!!!!!! We can talk about this tomorrow. You need to find a opthomologist for dogs. If your vet won't recommend one go elsewhere.

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    Yes! Go enjoy what Joe has planned for your birthday. Then get an appointment for a second opinion tomorrow.I'm pretty sure I read on here that entropic surgery should only be done if an ulcer is present in dye tests. Otherwise many bullies respond to drops or gel. HRH has dry eye and has responded well to the gel. Her vet previously diagnosed entropian too, but wanted to see if the antibiotic drops would help first and they did.

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