Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Well, Tuesday we saw the top rated vet in the Atlanta area, has lasers and all that, and he wants to wait until she is spayed to do repositioning as at less than five pounds her stitches would require micro surgery. Also, her weight makes anesthesia more dangerous. I will get second opinion on Monday and she is getting moisturizing eye drops. The eye gland goes in and out, you are able to push back in and then it comes out again. After her puppy rest times you can barely see it.
I told him I wanted her to be at least a year old before her spay. Originally, since she is so agile, I wanted to wait until she was two so we could do agility trials. He said he recommended they not go through a second heat before they are spayed, but was fine with her waiting for a year.
Meantime, Kosmo the orchid is getting his neuter with this vet, instead of chain vet. His second scrotum was, at six months old, palpated in the lingal area and at the top of his thigh. There are many major arteries there and I want the smallest incision possible and for the surgeon to try to get at it without making an incision at the thigh. Also, laser means faster healing. This will cost $600.
Even though Zoe stood up on her front paws the first time I served her raw food (I felt like I was having a hallucination) we are going to focus on Brothers Complete kibble for a while with a little goats milk and raw as treats. Dog budget is outdistancing house repair budget.
The chain vet would not even discuss with me how the surgery would be done and where the incision for the retained testicle would be.
Last edited by Marni; 09-08-2017 at 08:28 AM.