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    I had one of my customers contact me tonight to advise me the dog he purchased from me needs an entropian correction. As I understand it the lower right eye lid has folded into the eye and the lashes are now irritating the cornea. Has anyone else encountered this? and if so what would be a reasonable cost for the corrective surgery?
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    Unfortunately the dog is now a few hours away - can anybody reccommend a 'working dog vet' near Shakopee MN.......... Thanks

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    I had both eyes corrected on a dog along with Distichia (spelling) corrected for the sum of around 3k.........No problems since,3 yrs.Was told it is hereditary.This popped up at around a year of age and new what he was.......A very talented animal. Had surgery at Akron ,Oh vet clinic....Find the best eye vet you can and hurry....Jim
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    How old is the dog? If the head is not fully developed, the eye issue MAY go away. That being said if the dog is in pain or discomfort I would not short him. Definitely through an ophthalmology specialist though!
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    Here is a listing of canine ophthalmologists in MN
    http://member.acvo.org/location_sear...ext_value_1=MN

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    Quote Originally Posted by pstrombeck View Post
    I had one of my customers contact me tonight to advise me the dog he purchased from me needs an entropian correction. As I understand it the lower right eye lid has folded into the eye and the lashes are now irritating the cornea. Has anyone else encountered this? and if so what would be a reasonable cost for the corrective surgery?
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    Unfortunately the dog is now a few hours away - can anybody reccommend a 'working dog vet' near Shakopee MN.......... Thanks
    Any word? I`m gonna tell you cornea ulcers are not to be taken lightly!!!!!!!!!!!! Jim

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    I had my local vet look at this dogs eyes at 6 months during a routine visit - dog is now 11 months. We had just spent a couple of days in the field and marsh and typical of young dogs his eyes were full of cattail fluff and seeds. I thought he may have some debris under and eyelid but everything checked out okay. Can't believe I missed it prior to selling the dog. Apparently at approximately 8 or 9 months the right eyelid folded inward allowing the eye lashes to rub on the cornea. The new owner indicates the problem can be corrected by making a small incision in the eye lid to correct the fold. I also checked with a DO I know and she indicates this problem is actually not uncommon in the elderly and people of asian descent. The surgical correction in humans almost the same in dogs. Looks like the prochedure will run approximately $400. Dog was sold as started so I am footing the bill.
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    Remind me never to have another litter - my wife and enjoyed the experience but after this and being stiffed by a buyer in NE I lost money on the deal.

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    Good deal!!!Hope it works out for you....Your last statement is why I let the proffesionals do the breeding.I have a lot of respect for breeders as the workinvolved and chances you take with a litter just aren`t worth it to me.Then you get a person that bitches when they have to spend a 1000.00 fora pup.Way to man up!!!! Jim

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