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    Hi all..
    Floyd had he's usual 3 monthly vet visit for check up & as well for yearly C5 vac, yearly pro-heart vac & all wormer pills etc..

    Well what a mixed emotion visit it was at the vet this morning..

    The funny side of Floyd's vet visit...

    At the vet there were a few cats & little dogs being so brave in waiting room yeah, & there is poor Floyd (the not so tough bull breed) sooking & yelp'n like a big sook during heart worm injection, poor vet tried to give him some liver treats to made him feel better, but Floyd just snubbed the vet & ran out of the room asap, you should have seen the looks & laughs we got from other pet owners when they seen what "breed of dog" just howled he's lungs out over a vaccine, the poor other doggies just hid & cowed down under their owners legs

    One doggie's owner had asked me what type of bull breed was he?? ( i was surprised how the guy at least knew Floyd is a bull breed), i said a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the guy said that Floyd was a nicely built solid boy & how gorgeous he was as well as laughing at Floyd sooking & yelping over a vaccine injection, then he's wife gives me the look of horror, then she rambled on to say about how dangerous Stafford's are because she heard on the morning news about the 20 most dangerous dogs in NSW & that the SBT was no2 on list, okies i don't know what stopped me from telling her off tho, but instead i bent down to Floyd's face & asked him for a big kiss & he gave me the biggest kiss on my cheek & i gave him the biggest cuddle, then i sarcastically looked & said to the woman "dangerous hey" yeah Stafford's are dangerous" , dangerous at being affectionate & loving towards people & other animals & i also mentioned how my "so called dangerous" dog didn't even attempt to bite me or the vet during vaccinations or check up, but he howled in pain instead etc, the guy asked if he & he's little daughter could give Floyd a pat, i took the girls hand & showed her how to gently put her hand to Floyd so he could sniff her hand, Floyd gave the little girls hand a lick, she giggled & said it felt ticklish, then put her hand on he's head & neck to pat, Floyd was so gentle towards the little girl in which i knew he would be,he made me so proud & it felt good to show non SBT people the true side to a SBT, the loving sweet non dangerous breed that they are

    The woman soon shut up & was gobbed smacked at just how loving my SBT was & her husband apologized to me for he's wife's nasty words.


    Now for the not so good news

    I had noticed that Floyd's right eye has been weeping gunk this morning, so vet checked it & washed it out, a tiny bit of dirt had came out & he's eye was red, vet said no internal scratching or bleeding was visible so it was more then likely that it was only dirt that caused irritation & redness, vet prescribed eye ointment for me to administer 3 x daily.

    Vet then noticed that Floyd's righteye lense had a cloudy look to it, on further inspection, vet said it appears that Floyd has early stages of a cataract appearing due to old age, so now its off to canine eye specialist for further test etc..
    Advice will be greatly appreciated ppls, has anyone had or got a dog with cataracts & what treatments did vet carry out & or has an operation been successful etc ???????.

    I know that SBT breed can have Hereditary Cataracts, but it appears at birth or up to 2yrs of age in affected SBT'S, so vet & i have ruled out that Floyd has HC.

    OMG i'm so worried & upset & Floyd sure has noticed it, he has been sitting by my feet & following me around more than normal since we got back from vet, bless him, he sure is a mummies boy..

    Deb
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 10-26-2009 at 10:50 AM.

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    First of all, Floyd, ya big sook!!!! Gotta love that boy!!!LOL. Glad you set that idiot woman straight. Bet she didn't mention that maltese terriers and crosses were top of that list. Good boy for giving the child some love. Hopefully the woman will spread the word.
    Now, sorry to hear about the cataracts, how upsetting for you and Floyd. I have a silky x with cataracts in both eyes, he is nearly blind, but that is because of his diabetes. He hasn't had any treatment for them as he gets around really well. Still runs around like a youngster and occassionally runs smack bang into the dark coloured dogs at night...they make good speed bumps. LOL. Wishing you all the best with Floyd. Keep us informed and hugz to you both.
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    Hi DR..

    I've just been googl'n cataracts in dogs & i've just phoned Floyd's vet to arrange blood test for diabetes at 4pm today, i've noticed that Floyd has been drinking water & peeing more than normal over the last few days. I'm just wondering if Floyd's excess drinking has any relation to him having diabetes ???.. well when my oh diabetes is flared up he is extra thirsty & pees alot.

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    That could be it AF. Oscar always had his head in the water bowl and could have won the world record for peeing. LOL. At least you know that can be controlled. How old is Floyd?? Oscar is 10.
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    Ditto big sook, lol. Shads had a cateract but we did nothing on vet's advice as he was so aged and he coped very well.

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    I'm afraid I dont have any advice I just wanted to give you this

    It's so cute he's a sook though

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    I just LOVE that big bum and big sook of yours.
    I am sorry to hear about his eye problems. No good at all.
    I am at work at the moment ( so can't chat now) but will chat to you tonight babe!
    Thinking of you and Floyd!!

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    I think, at least with humans, that cataract surgery is fairly straight forward and sight can be restored if the dog/human goes blind.

    But given the age of the dog, it's up to you if you want to spend the $ to get the thing dealt with now while he's still relatively young and healthy or wait until he's really blind and old and decrepit, and then think about doing it. It depends a bit whether the cataract is growing fast enough to make him blind before he dies or if it's growing slow enough not to matter in the long run.

    There's a couple of blind dogs that go for a run at one of my ovals. One barrels around like he can see, and I think he uses his nose and ears to tell when he's close to something. The other one follows his owner who has a rattle. And if he gets lost, he sticks his chin up in the air and bark-howls, until his owner comes back into ear shot. They're both little fluffy terrier dogs like maltese but don't ask me to be specific.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 10-26-2009 at 02:49 PM. Reason: can't spell cataract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsrule View Post
    That could be it AF. Oscar always had his head in the water bowl and could have won the world record for peeing. LOL. At least you know that can be controlled. How old is Floyd?? Oscar is 10.
    Hi DR..

    aww sorry to hear of your boy with both diabetes & cataracts

    Floyd is 9yrs young

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    Oh bugga Floydy

    Have had no experience with eye ops though sorry .
    Just wanting to send through big hugs and good vibes for you both
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