Join Date: Aug 2006
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Assuming you don't have an obligation to do any health testing with the breeder of your dog(s), it is a good idea to do the CERF exams anyway. They can see things deep in the eye long before it develops into something visible to you.
Also, your vet can do the patella exam just by feeling when you bring in your dogs for their annual physical. You don't need to do it via the OFA form, but if you want to have it documented that you had it done, it's easy enough to do. My veterinarians check the patellas on all my dogs (even the young puppies) each time they come in.