I was wondering if anyone could suggest a really good vet in my area. I don't mind traveling a bit, not too far though. We live in Grand Prairie, Texas and I have a vet that I have been taking my 2 yr old lab too, but over the holidays we brought home our second lab, Cookie.
Some what of a sad story, she was brought back to the parents owners (not experienced breeders, just lab owners whose lab got pregnant by their male lab) anyways she was brought back because they were told by their vet that the puppy was blind. To us she looked like she just had an eye infection and also had diarrhea. So my husband wanted to bring her home (from Louisiana)... to give her a good life. So we did, the next day I took her to our vet to get checked out. They gave her some antibiotics, and an eye cream. They said that she was not blind, but with the infection if let untreated it could affect her vision.
My only concern is that her eye lashes seem to be rubbing to her actual eye, not laying downward properly. I clean her eye area with a warm wash cloth, but they still flip up. I am suppose to take her back on Saturday, since she is done with her antibiotics, but I just feel like not enough attention was given to her. I guess I wanted more information, more done to help her. And I just overheard the vet tell her assistant that she was 2 1/2 lbs.. Now please understand our 2 yr old was given to us at 6 months, because again, we wanted to give her a good home, so we haven't had a 6 week old puppy....
I feed my Lady California Natural, so I went to the shop where we buy her food and was talking to the owner, since she was a lab, she suggested that i feed Cookie Innova large breed. Then when I asked how much I should feed her, she asked how many weeks, I said 6, she was shocked, (after seeing posts here, I realized 8 weeks is best) then asked how much she weighed, and i told her, she was floored.. she said my puppy was under weight... I didn't know... I know labs are big dogs, but really didn't know what they should weigh at that young age.. SO I guess I was then bothered too that the vet didn't mention anything about her weight to me...
Sorry for the long story, since being here on this forum I have learned so much and also realized that some of the stuff my lab does is just being a lab!
I don't know about a vet, but her eyes sounds like it might be entropion?
Brenda, Sam & Bodie
OMG! Thank you.. yes I read that so fast.. that is exactly what she has.... now to find a vet that can help, because to me, that is something that a vet should spot right away and to me, i feel we should take steps quickly... I am getting ready to call the vet and see what they say. If anyone can suggest a vet in the DFW area, or a place to get a list of good vets.. I would really appreciate it!!
Thank you so much for that information!
I like my vet alot, but they are in Richardson, that's not the closest to GP but not THAT bad if you aren't doing it during rush hour.
Good luck finding a new vet. I would maybe mention it and print the article and some research on the condition out and take it to the vet with you on Saturday if you don't find a new one before that. There was a post in the Health section with some other websites with info I beleive they said it was correctable with surgery.
Good luck with your little girl, I'm glad she's in good hands now.
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Texas A&M CollVetMed Teaching Hospl has an opthamology section it might be worthwhile to get referred to by a vet:
The Texas Tank posts here often and she may be able to tell you about using their small animal clinic and hospital.
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I live in Arlington.
I love, love, love Dr. Michael Frizzell at Matlock Oaks Animal Clinic on South Matlock, about one mile S of I-20. Their number is 817-468-1656.
I can't always afford to pay the high costs that vets can charge, and while Dr. Frizzell isn't expensive, my next recommendation will save you money.....
I also highly recommend Sam's All-Pets in Arlington. They are very, very reasonable in price (way cheaper than everyone else). They are very friendly and nice and many of the animal shelter fostered pets are taken there. They are also fabulous. They are on Collins St., just south of Abrams St. Their number is 817-801-7645. Note, they are from another country, so their accents may throw you, but everyone I've heard from and everyone I've recommended them to have had nothing but great things to say, including my husband.
By the way, Dr. Frizzell has told me before about a specialist in the area that may be able to help you. They're worth the call for a recommendation.
Thank you everyone!
Mich, Yes I am going to give your recommendations a call. I guess i am just a bit bothered by why it wasn't noticed... I will keep everyone updated! Again thank you so much.... This is definitely a great place!! I will also try to post some pictures of her tonight...