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    Default Re: UPDATE on Winston's eyes...

    I would get a specialist look at his eye and also do the surgery. Waiting too long can permanently damage his eye. As far as doing them both, most eye specialist don't do neutering.
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    Default Re: UPDATE on Winston's eyes...

    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
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    I'm having some serious second thoughts about my vet... he made what I believe to be a fatal judgement call on my Bella, and to be honest I'm having a hard time dealing w/it. I'm considering getting a second opinion regarding this whole eye business, but I haven't heard of a great bully vet in my area. This is causing a lot of anxiety for me because I really trusted my vet, and I hate it that I now second guess him constantly
    If you have any doubts look for a new vet. I know that find a bully vet may not be very easy but maybe call around and see what or who the other vets are in the area. Sounds kind of weird but we actually brought Loki to the different vets and if he seemed to like the place we would set up a time to meet with the vet one on one and check them out almost an interview if you will. I do have to agree that if the eye or eyes need to be fixed and he is already going to be put under I would have the neutering done at the same time.! I hope you are able to find someone that you trust and are comfortable with. please keep us posted.
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    @ddnene Yes, there are vet ophthalmologists, but you're most likely to find them in animal hospitals. I had one do Blues Cherry eye surgery because I was just more comfortable with a specialist doing it.

    If you decide to neuter, it probably is easiest on him to have both procedures done at once. But, if you want an Ophthalmologist to do the eye, you'd most likely have to do it in a hospital to coordinate the neuter procedure with another Vet.


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    As always guys Thanks so much for your input... it always helps to see what others think about your situation
    I asked my vet for a referral to an eye specialist in Nashville, which he seemed fine with... and I plan on looking for a new vet, I have some names of people in mind to check out. Not sure if they have a lot of experience w/bully's but hopefully the local rescue can give me some names. This is one reason I HATE living outside a major city, so hard to find good local docs...

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    [QUOTE=ddnene;420630]As always guys Thanks so much for your input... it always helps to see what others think about your situation
    I asked my vet for a referral to an eye specialist in Nashville, which he seemed fine with... and I plan on looking for a new vet, I have some names of people in mind to check out. Not sure if they have a lot of experience w/bully's but hopefully the local rescue can give me some names. This is one reason I HATE living outside a major city, so hard to find good local docs...

    Oh Tracey, just saw this, Hun...you've gotten great advice just know
    I'll pray you quickly find a great vet and I'm sending hugs & prayers!
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    Default Re: UPDATE on Winston's eyes...

    I agree with both surgeries at the same time. I hate that you are so stressed about this and for peace of mind, if nothing else, a second opinion is definitely in order. Sending positive thoughts your way


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    I really hope you'll find a vet you feel comfortable with, I can't even imagine how hard it must be for you going through this Maybe if you get a second opinion they will suggest something different than surgery... I've been very straight with our vet, I tell them I stress and the reason why. They are so nice and they explain to me what's going on and the reasons why I don't need to stress. I still feel sick when leaving them at the hospital though but it helps having a vet that understands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    I really hope you'll find a vet you feel comfortable with, I can't even imagine how hard it must be for you going through this Maybe if you get a second opinion they will suggest something different than surgery... I've been very straight with our vet, I tell them I stress and the reason why. They are so nice and they explain to me what's going on and the reasons why I don't need to stress. I still feel sick when leaving them at the hospital though but it helps having a vet that understands
    I'm going to take him to the eye specialist for a second opinion, but I'm going to search for another vet as well... I have lost my trust w/this one. And to me my skin & fur kids are the MOST important things in my life, I have to completely trust their doctors 100%. I'm a worrier too, which doesn't seem to help matters either... sigh...

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    Default Re: UPDATE on Winston's eyes...

    Tracey, Not sure if this was mentioned but did you look into the University of Tennessee...they have a College of Veterinary Medicine, i was reading. Perhaps that would be a good resource for you to look into? Meanwhile, give Winston a big smooch from us. Thinking of you guys!




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Tracey, Not sure if this was mentioned but did you look into the University of Tennessee...they have a College of Veterinary Medicine, i was reading. Perhaps that would be a good resource for you to look into? Meanwhile, give Winston a big smooch from us. Thinking of you guys!
    Thanks Henny, actually @BlueberrysMom had sent me the info for UT!!! I may call them to see what they say... I'm definitely taking him to the eye specialist to get their opinion. I can't THANK YOU guys enough for all the help & support you have given me & Winston!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Thanks Henny, actually @BlueberrysMom had sent me the info for UT!!! I may call them to see what they say... I'm definitely taking him to the eye specialist to get their opinion. I can't THANK YOU guys enough for all the help & support you have given me & Winston!!!

    Bet just admitting to yourself you've lost trust in this vet and deciding
    to get that 2nd opinion feels better. It's fine to trust your instincts...
    the vet messed up not you! It's also hard to go elsewhere when you are
    a nice person and don't want to hurt feelings but it's just business to
    them and it happens all the time...just go forward my dear, it's all good


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I'm going to take him to the eye specialist for a second opinion, but I'm going to search for another vet as well... I have lost my trust w/this one. And to me my skin & fur kids are the MOST important things in my life, I have to completely trust their doctors 100%. I'm a worrier too, which doesn't seem to help matters either... sigh...
    I'm a "worrier" too, it sucks I can't even leave the house for an hour without worrying it will burn down or anything else crazy that is so unlikely to happen. I go through such struggle, putting them each in their own rooms so they wont fight, even thought they very rarely do. Stare at the stove for 5 minutes to make SURE it's off and I turn the main switch to the house off... I'm crazy I have to double check everything all the time and nothing bad has ever happened to me so I have no reason to be this insane

    You have all the right to worry but also seeing this from an outside kind of way... this is completely different. If Winston is healthy there is no reason why he wouldn't do well during the operation if it's needed. I'll ask our vet in December how deep they have to sedate her for the burning thingy, but if she needs it they're gonna do it at the same time as her hips are getting done... she's booked for December 23. I'm stressing already, if anything happens to her I'll cancel x-mas for the rest of my life. I do know though that certain things needs to be done for her to be happy, but it's still hard... right?

    How long is it still before Winston turns 1 year old? Didn't the vet say it should wait till he's over 1 year?
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