Jet - The little girl lost.

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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by Bold Barney » 23 Mar 2010, 22:28

Absdoodle wrote:Karen, great updates, amazing how resourcefull animals are, if it was a human we would be grumpy and moaning but the lovely jet is happy in herself which is great. Fingers crossed for Thursday.
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by John » 23 Mar 2010, 22:35

Hello Lauren,

I think what you are thinking of, where the lower lid droops away from the eye, is Ectropion. This is actually quite common. It can be caused by either small, or deep set eyes coupled with loose skin. Bloodhounds are particularly bad for this. Flatcoated Retrievers often pass through an Ectropic stage during the development of the head shape when pups. (I’ve seen quite a few.) Again it is something I’ve seen in Labradors and in fact my Amy was borderline at one stage in the development of her head shape. The risk of course is for dust and grit to collect in the “Pocket” formed by the lower lid and abraid the lens. If needed, the op to correct this is quite simple, just nick the lower lid and a stitch to rejoin it, tightening it up. Obviously no dog needing this operation should be bred from and the KC would refuse it “Permission to Show”.

Cherry Eye is a rather more serious condition and can affect any breed, although you don’t often see it. It is rather more often seen in the flat faced breeds such as Bulldogs, but very unusual in Labradors. But as I said, I’ve only ever seen one case before in all my years in dogs, and I’ve been involved in canine eye testing for going on 25 years.

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Post by lucys mum » 23 Mar 2010, 23:17

When I worked at the vets I saw a young Shi Tzu with cherry eye and she was successfully operated on so I have all my fingers crossed and the dogs paws crossed for Jet and hope all will turn out well.
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by Ann Mee » 24 Mar 2010, 00:07

What a lovely girl she looks bless her. Hope everything goes well at the eye specialist on Thursday and fingers crossed she has a forever home :love5: :love5: :love5:

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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by LSTOKES » 24 Mar 2010, 09:14

oh sorry john i didn't mean to imply i was questioning your opinion. It was more a shocked and inquisitive thing. Anyhoo.. Good luck jet hope all goes well at the eye specialist
You could be in a forever home very soon.mmmm? Wonder who it is?
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by John » 24 Mar 2010, 09:26

oh sorry john i didn't mean to imply i was questioning your opinion
Don't worry, I diddn't take it as such. There are so many eye problems around.

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Post by warrengl » 24 Mar 2010, 14:54

I've donated for this lovely girl! Hope something can be done to help her! :love5:
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by lab_lover » 24 Mar 2010, 15:16

Oh this is such a sad situation, awful that this little girl was dumped. We have sent our donation for the pound for a hound appeal and I am so pleased that this girl has a potentiol forever home waiting for her, as I was worrying about the little thing. I just want to give her a big cuddle.

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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by labradora » 24 Mar 2010, 15:20

Here's wishing Jet a speedy recovery. We've made a donation to her fund. :1972:

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Post by Cassiesmum » 24 Mar 2010, 20:00

How could anyone abandon this poor girl when she needs them the most? Now she's in the best possible hands and I pray for her to have a sucessful and speedy recovery.

Big hugs Jet
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by warrengl » 25 Mar 2010, 13:06

Is it today Jet goes to see the eye specialist? :2090:
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by Loobyloo » 25 Mar 2010, 19:38

Going to do a collection at work & will donate after collection, my husband is going to do one at is work also.

Hope she gets better soon x Laura & John & Riley x

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Post by baileysmum » 25 Mar 2010, 19:41

I think some wires have been crossed with regards to Jet's specialist appointment.

My vet reffered her and I was awaiting the call on either Tuesday or Wednesday to be given an appointment.

Jet's appointment is next wednesday at 12noon this was the earliest available beleive me I did try and get her in sooner but to no avail.

She is doing fine, she seems happy in herself and loves nothing better than chasing Bailey around the local park.

At the moment you need to have a little patience with her when she is off lead, she is okay but she does like to have a good sniff as you are walking along, so she sometimes trails behind but as long as you reassure her that you are still around and she can hear your voice she will catch up to you. She also pulls a bit on the lead when out walking but same again I think as she has her head quite low to the ground to sniff out where she is going it makes the pulling a little bit worse. Her left eye has much better sight in it than her right so she does walk on left. She is no trouble whatsoever she is an absolute delight.

Kathy (chocdrop) who found her last saturday is coming down on saturday to visit her and see how she is doing, which I'm looking forward to I like putting faces to names and I'm sure Jet would love to be reunited with her saviour.

Will keep you updated especially when we have seen the specialist.
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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by KarenH » 25 Mar 2010, 21:33

Doing a collection at work and in the hospital, will send when donations are in

Poor Jet she looks so much like both Bess1 and Bess2. Sadly both over the rainbow bridge now but I shed a tear or two when I saw Jets picture looking so like both of them

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Re: Jet - The little girl lost.

Post by Lins » 25 Mar 2010, 21:34

It's going to seem a long wait for you both. Keeping everything crossed. Donation winging it's way to MKF.

Good luck Little Girl Lost - now found, and in the best possible place. :love5:
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