Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2982. Searching for an entropion veterinary surgeon for a Chow Chow

Tuesday July 26, 2016

The 2-year-old Chow Chow was abandoned. He could barely open his eyelids to see and would bang into objects. Thick pus crusted his eyes. The couple who adopted him brought him to see around 6 vets. After consultation, the vets said they did not do entropion surgery.

"You phoned the vets by alphabetical order?" I asked. "Toa Payoh Vets would be at the bottom of the list."

"We googled entropion vets" the wife said. "We did consult an eye specialist but we need to wait for many weeks for our turn."

The 26-kg Chow Chow was particularly nervous and would not sit still for examination. Sedation with Domitor + Ketamine IM at 0.3 + 0.3 ml IM sedated him a bit and a blood sample was taken for health screening before the operation next week. The dog was given the first vaccination as I doubt he had been re-vaccinated since he was thrown out to the streets till adopted by this couple.   

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