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My vet misdiagnosed Otto’s cherry eye. Before it popped out she said he only had pink eye and gave us drops. Well Sunday nite it popped out and there was no mistaken it was a cherry eye. Brought him yesterday and the vet said she will not fix it because he is too little and wants to wait until he’s neutered which wont be until September. So we agreed. Well one day later and he rolled around in the grass and it started to bleed a little. Plus we have a 70 lb OEB who he plays with all the time, so I asked what happens if one of them scratches it by accident, their answer, well don’t let them play. OMG! I said that’s impossible! PLUS he had a cherry eye in the other eye before we got him, in June, and that one was fixed. I’m so fed up with them!!!!!!! just needed to vent! :evil:
 

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I am sorry to hear this. I know how frustrating vets can be sometimes!! Have both of his testicles dropped? If they have there is no reason to have to wait to be neutered. Yes it is a little riskier, but I have had rescue dogs neutered very early and they were all fine. Maybe you should also try a different vet.
 

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nope, i THINK only 1 has dropped. he was the runt of his litter, so he is small. 4 months old and only 18 lbs. she actually just called me and her concern is him getting dry eye when he is older. she does not tuck and stitch (like i have read online a million times) but she removes it completely. she did not examine his other eye so she doesnt know what was done for that one. her only suggestion was to find out who did the other eye and see if they will do it. i like our vet very much and have always gone to her, but i have only had Otto for almost 2 weeks and have been to the vet 4 times already! our OEB hasnt been to the vet 3 times in her lifetime!!!!!
 

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I'd get a second opinion. We have a cat that ate some Christmas ribbon and our vet (at that time) said it would be $8k in surgery to unwrap it -- urgently. Drove down the road and went to another vet who gave her some ex-lax and the cat passed it in two days . . . . cost $8 for the ex-lax as opposed to the $8k.

I appreciate your concern on the fixing early too. However, we just had Zeus fixed at 4.5 months and he did wonderfully. I was real concerned because we were adopting our Boxer the next day. The Boxer rescue provided these links on early fixing for my peace of mind. Glad I read them and glad we had it done.

Good luck!

http://www.columbusdogconnection.com/Documents/PedSNVetJournals[1].pdf

http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/pediatric_spay/neuter

http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/ope/ivb/spay-neu.htm
 
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