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    We picked up our 8wk old yellow lab from the breeder last Friday, however on Thursday I received a call that Tanner has entropian in one eye and the vet tacked the eyelid in place. I was offered to have my deposit roll over to another litter but chose to bring home Tanner anyway. AKC will not allow a dog who has had surgery into the show ring so that would rule out breeding for sure, at least on our end. We feel it would be really irresponsible for us to potentially pass this on. I follow up with my vet tomorrow and I am anxious to hear what he has to say. It looks like a stitch may have already come out so not really confident that the eye tacking was performed properly. The eye looks pretty good now but when we picked him up on day 1 post op it looked horrid and I was certainly rethinking my decision but we brought him home and what a delight he is. Has anyone else had any experience with this and if so care to offer some advice? Care of eye, alternate treatment etc?
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    I'm sorry about your puppy. I have no idea what this condition is though, will he have a full recovery?



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    Well, having a lab who has had this surgery, he had it performed twice on each eye. From my understanding, they take what they think is adequate, and once healed if not enough, than they will do it again. I guess they figure better too little than too much? Indy still has one eye that waters, but NOTHING like before I had the eyes done, and he had them done when he was about 3 I think.

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    I found this on our Labby's site :
    Entropion and other disorders of Dogs eyelids



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    Did an ACVO (eye specialist) tack it or was it a general vet? If you think a stitch is out, you should call the breeder.
    I've not run into the problem but it does run in some lines. The breeder did the right thing the way it sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windycanyon View Post
    Did an ACVO (eye specialist) tack it or was it a general vet? If you think a stitch is out, you should call the breeder.
    I've not run into the problem but it does run in some lines. The breeder did the right thing the way it sounds.
    It was a general vet and I did let the breeder know that I thought a stitch came out. She didn't have much to say except please follow up with your vet. There was no E-Collar on so I had my doubts about the tacking, even though I haven't noticed him pawing his eye at all but just running around outside and under bushes could have done it I guess. Just very new to me and I have read all I could online but I guess this absolutely warrants the trip out of state to a specialist. I guess if they have to do the permanent surgery it is very important that the vet not remove too much skin as that can cause a whole seperate issue.

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    Tacking is not surgery. Cutting the eyelids is surgery. Was this pup sold to you as a show prospect? Otherwise why would you think that he would be a good prospect for breeding anyways? Yes, entropian can be heriditary; however, there are just some lines that take a while for their heads and skin to grow into each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani View Post
    Tacking is not surgery. Cutting the eyelids is surgery. Was this pup sold to you as a show prospect? Otherwise why would you think that he would be a good prospect for breeding anyways? Yes, entropian can be heriditary; however, there are just some lines that take a while for their heads and skin to grow into each other.
    I understand that tacking is not surgery sorry for mispeaking. Tanner was sold to me with Limited Registration with an agreement with the breeder that if we decided we did want to show him that we would enter into a co-ownership agreement. In her judgement Tanner and a black male had potential as show prospects. Not sure why I brought up the breeding issue. I have never bred a dog and certainly will not be breeding Tanner. I appreciate the advice from all of you. Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani View Post
    however, there are just some lines that take a while for their heads and skin to grow into each other.
    Agree. Sometimes as a pup grows the eyelid will curl in a bit until everything grows out and then the eyelid will self-correct. Tacking is a way to keep the lid from harming the eye.



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