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so we brought liam to the vet today for a check up on his eyes, its been 10 days and its only a minor improvement. so now we have to see an eye specialist and the vet said they might need to sew his eye shut for the ulcer to heal. ugh i am just so annoyed, i feel so sorry for liam. i am really starting to think this was a problem that started at the breeders house, because if it happened at my house i think it would have healed by now, who knows how long hes had this at the breeders house. it just really annoys me because she probably didnt even bring him to the vet 1st for a check up, and now he is suffering because its been so long. it also pisses me off that the breeder went from being sooo in love with him and telling us how she almost kept him and how hard it is for her to see them leave, to her not even asking me for updates to see how he is, or pictures of anything, i even have her on my facebook so if she wanted to she could easily ask me how he is, im starting to think its because she knew something was wrong with his eye, which pisses me off more then anything.
 

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Oh poor little thing ,i do hope he doesn't need surgery.Oviously the breeder doesn't care about her puppies.Keep us updated."HUGS"
 

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I hope that's not the case w/ the breeder but sometimes its hard to say about some of them :(

Did you get him a vet check when you 1st got him home? They should've checked his eyes then...I just am thinking if you could narrow down what the cause was it might be easier to prevent in the future, unless is just bad luck.

Before you let them sew his eye shut definitely get a 2nd opinion.
 

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aww the poor little fella...i hope he gets better soon!...my friends shih tzu got a scratch in the eye from the groomers,she had to have her eye sewn up too :( it got better in the end tho...fingers crossed for you xxx
 

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I hope that's not the case w/ the breeder but sometimes its hard to say about some of them :(

Did you get him a vet check when you 1st got him home? They should've checked his eyes then...I just am thinking if you could narrow down what the cause was it might be easier to prevent in the future, unless is just bad luck.

Before you let them sew his eye shut definitely get a 2nd opinion.
yes the day after we got him but they didnt check his eyes, my brother said he was scratching his eyes when we brought him home but no one thought anything of it, he only plays with riley and layla supervised, when hes not with them hes in his playpen, so i dont really know how else he could have gotten scratched, i just think its very odd that the breeder went from telling us how much she was in love w. him and how she use to cry every time a puppy left her, to not even asking me about him or commenting on the pictures of him on my page or anything, laylas breeder talks to me all the time and always comments on laylas pictures and asks how she is, when i told her we brought layla to the vet and she was 7 pounds she even offered to take her back because she told us she would be around 5 pounds. so its weird to me that someone who was so in love could just not care anymore, unless she knew something was wrong and doesnt want to deal with it.
 

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I ran into a breeder like that once - she was all sentimental and lovey-dovey, until there was a problem. Then she was Claude Rains.
 

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ugh i hate them! it really pisses me off, seriously. dont breed dogs if your going to take care of them right and you dont want to deal with the bad stuff
 

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Stitching the eye shut is like us having a bandage over our eyes. It will not be painful, and it will keep the eye from the irritation of constantly blinking. All the meds, cone and other stuff will usually not be needed (not a vet, so maybe the collar?). Do keep us posted as to what the specialist says. Too bad about that breeder. (I've got one of those too! After Em was 3months old the breeder 'disappeared'!) Sue Davis
 

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I hear you on the breeder. :( Too bad there are people out there like that who only care about the sale.

Been there, done that on the eye problems. Brody didn't have a corneal ulcer though, he had detached retinas in both eyes and then it was determined that he was blind in the left eye since birth (no optic nerve on the left) and we only found out because his right eye went blind temporarily. Are you being referred to a veterinary opthamologist? As long as you are paying for a specialist, go to the best one you can find.

We followed all the directions (eye drops, steroids, etc.) to the letter and Brody's right eye healed in about a month. He has been fine ever since and you would never know that he is blind in one eye.

Good luck, I know how frustrating and expensive it is to see a specialist but it sounds like that is the right thing to do in this situation since it's been 10 days and he's not improving.
 
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