Red Eyed Tri

Kiya has been developing really red eyes the past few months. I've also noticed a lot more eye crusties too. I contacted my vet at Adobe Animal Hospital and over the phone they prescribed Dexacidin Suspension eye drops twice a day. I've been using the drops for about 2 mts now and really don't see any results.

She doesn't appear to be in any kind of discomfort. I have not seen her scratching at her eyes. They just look really red.

I was told to contact Cynthia Cook, DVM, PhD up in San Mateo. She is a eye specialist. Do you think that this is something I should have looked at by a specialist???

@Vanessa:

Kiya has been developing really red eyes the past few months. I've also noticed a lot more eye crusties too. I contacted my vet at Adobe Animal Hospital and over the phone they prescribed Dexacidin Suspension eye drops twice a day. I've been using the drops for about 2 mts now and really don't see any results.

She doesn't appear to be in any kind of discomfort. I have not seen her scratching at her eyes. They just look really red.

I was told to contact Cynthia Cook, DVM, PhD up in San Mateo. She is a eye specialist. Do you think that this is something I should have looked at by a specialist???

Yes, I do…. Is that who did her puppy eye exam? And Dr. Cook is great... IMO

Her eye exam was done through Dr. Teare's Vet Hospital. She received all her first shots there as well.
I will call Dr. Cook and talk to her about Kiya's eyes.
Thanks!

Yes, eyes are nothing to let go.
Do let us know how she is doing.

I made an appt for this monday with Dr. Cook. Rather than waiting a week to see her I had her squeeze me in. 🙂

@Vanessa:

Her eye exam was done through Dr. Teare's Vet Hospital. She received all her first shots there as well.
I will call Dr. Cook and talk to her about Kiya's eyes.
Thanks!

Jim Teare does NOT do eye exams… they should have been done by a board certified Ophth...

So, you should have her eyes checked... I will never place a puppy that have not had an eye exam...

@Vanessa:

Her eye exam was done through Dr. Teare's Vet Hospital. She received all her first shots there as well.
I will call Dr. Cook and talk to her about Kiya's eyes.
Thanks!

I should clarify that, Jim Teare is NOT qualified to do eye exams, not the ones that are done by a Board Certified Ophth…

I am not entirely sure if Jim did the eye exam. I have to contact Donna to verify. She mentioned over the phone that Kiya's eyes were checked. I'll clarify.

@Vanessa:

I am not entirely sure if Jim did the eye exam. I have to contact Donna to verify. She mentioned over the phone that Kiya's eyes were checked. I'll clarify.

Good to hear, but with your paperwork for Kiya, you should have received a copy of the eye exam (also called a CERF exam).

And you all will have to "excuse" me if I rant about Jim Teare… I used to use him and never will again... I don't find him a very good Vet or that he even likes Basenjis....

I don't know much about Jim Teare. Only that the pups were taken there for their initial shots.
I like the vet I have now up in union city…not to mention he adores B's!
How could someone not like basenji's??? 😞

@Vanessa:

I don't know much about Jim Teare. Only that the pups were taken there for their initial shots.
I like the vet I have now up in union city…not to mention he adores B's!
How could someone not like basenji's??? 😞

He is "afraid" of them…. gggg and none of mine liked him either... my OJ would start to growl the minute I made the corner by his office. Jim used to be a partner with the org. Vet in the practice (Old Doc) who was great... then Doc retired and sold the practice to Jim... After he almost killed Kristii doing a tooth extraction with anaesthesia (her kidneys shut down to 25%) and then told me I was nuts that the anaesthesia was the problem (and I had consulted with another Vet that breeds Basenjis) I knew that was enough for me... Lucky for him that she recovered without any lasting after effects...

I think its important to share info on good vets and on BAD ones.
Othewise, how are you going to know?

@Vanessa:

I made an appt for this monday with Dr. Cook. Rather than waiting a week to see her I had her squeeze me in. 🙂

Dr Cook was the one that did her puppy exam, so "she" Kiya should be on file with them. Just tell them it is the Leighton/Troyna litter.

But I am surprised that you didn't get a copy of the eye exam with your paperwork?

I don't have all of Kiya's paperwork. Since Ken's health changed everything has been put on hold.

@Vanessa:

I don't have all of Kiya's paperwork. Since Ken's health changed everything has been put on hold.

Well good news is that she had her eye exam and that when you take her in, it is the same Vet…. Dr. Cook is a great eye vet

How was Kiya's check up with Dr. Cook?

So we took Kiya to see Dr. Cook the other day to take a look at her red eyes. Dr. Cook ran some tests on her and checked to make sure she was producing enough tears. All the tests came back fine except for a little sediment which had developed on her cornea. That was due to eye drops which my first vet (Adobe) prescribed. Basically the eye drops were damaging her eyes! :mad: Dr. Cook said that we needed to immediately stop using those drops and her eyes should return back to normal.
The doc mentioned that one of the reasons Kiya had red eyes was due to the fact that since she is a tri, they had a tendency to not have pigment in the surrounding eye which also causes redness.
So as it turns out….Kiya will be fine. 😃

@Vanessa:

So we took Kiya to see Dr. Cook the other day to take a look at her red eyes. Dr. Cook ran some tests on her and checked to make sure she was producing enough tears. All the tests came back fine except for a little sediment which had developed on her cornea. That was due to eye drops which my first vet (Adobe) prescribed. Basically the eye drops were damaging her eyes! :mad: Dr. Cook said that we needed to immediately stop using those drops and her eyes should return back to normal.
The doc mentioned that one of the reasons Kiya had red eyes was due to the fact that since she is a tri, they had a tendency to not have pigment in the surrounding eye which also causes redness.
So as it turns out….Kiya will be fine. 😃

Good news and interesting… I had never heard that before about a Tri... and none of mine had/have red eyes... learn something new every day....

Yeah I found that to be crazy too! LOL
Apparently in the corners it is common for Tri's to be a little redish.
Its when you open the eye and if you see red in the top or lower portion is when you should be concerned.
I am still a little upset over what Adobe did. Dr. Cook said that those eye drops were damaging her eyes! I feel awful. All this time I was thinking I was helping her when in turn, I was slowly harming her. Gggrrrrrrr.

@Vanessa:

Yeah I found that to be crazy too! LOL
Apparently in the corners it is common for Tri's to be a little redish.
Its when you open the eye and if you see red in the top or lower portion is when you should be concerned.
I am still a little upset over what Adobe did. Dr. Cook said that those eye drops were damaging her eyes! I feel awful. All this time I was thinking I was helping her when in turn, I was slowly harming her. Gggrrrrrrr.

What kind of drops were they? And I hope you gave them (Adobe) a "piece" of your mind about giving them to her…

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