Friday, July 29, 2016

2897. A Shar-pei has acquired entropion

Jul 30, 2016

I have not seen a Sharpei for many years as they are rare in Singapore. There are around 80 vet practices and so the chances of seeing a Sharpei patient are much slimmer.  So I was surprised when a Sharpei showed up.

"I want a second opinion," the gentleman with 3 Sharpeis did not want any blood test to screen the health of the dog. "I will speak to my family members regarding surgery and let you know if we want surgery."

This patient has eyelids closed and he had consulted a vet earlier. His friend had surfed the internet and he came to Toa Payoh Vets.

"Your Sharpei has acquired entropion of both upper and lower eyelids in both eyes," I said. "His eyes were normal when he was young. Hence the entropion is 'acquired.'" 

Social media can bring in new clients if the surfer is convinced that the vet can do the job. 

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