What's the best for Oz?

by Lindy
(South Africa)



This is my baby Oz.

We went to the vet about the eyes and I got a tough choice to make. Like the vet said "he can push it back but it will come out again; or he can take the laser and cut it." With the laser he has a 50 50 chance of not needing care (every day, 3 times cream in the eyes or he doesn't need it). Do I take that chance!?

I got oz from people that didn't take care of him when he was a pup and didn't take him to the vet when the eyes started.

Help me!!!!

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Dec 28, 2011
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Oz growing up
by: Anonymous

Oz had found him a wife they had the most ag no words can describe ill include pictures.....
Things is looking up on the oz family

Apr 25, 2011
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Suggestion
by: KP

Hi there,
I had a basset with cherry eyes that developed in both eyes. My vet in Westville, westville vetinary hospital has a specialist that does an eye operation that tucks the part of the eye that is sticking out back under the eye by making a small incision in the lower eyelid. It worked perfectly. Perhaps you can make some enquiries.

Nov 02, 2010
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Oz
by: lindy

Thanx Angie! I am in Pretoria, Centurion and i notice you are from Durbs little far for a play date! Two bassit what a joy, I need to find Oz a girl!

Nov 02, 2010
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Oz
by: Angie from Durban KZN

Hi there, your Oz is just too gorgeous! Where about do you live in SA? Maybe we can arrange a play date with our Bassets (I have 2 - Basil and Shannon).

Nov 01, 2010
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Oz
by: Lindy

Thanx Jess, Oz makes heads turn when he is walking down the sreet not sure if its the looks or his manhood, But he surley is a handsome pup and has the att to go with it. Went to his Dr this weekend he said "if he push it back it will just come out again and since he is not hurting or have an affection he can stay like that so he is one of a kind nd all MINE.

Oz and his mommy

Oct 31, 2010
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RE: Bobbies
by: Bella

I am 10 months old and just had my first heat. Haven't had a guy. as a know of but now that the heat is past she has little ball like knotts in her boobies. what to do?

Oct 29, 2010
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Not quite a Basset...
by: Jess

Hi, I've just stumbled into this website while doing some basset research and noticed this article.

Its not the same thing really but my Persian cat had cherry eye(supposedly the vet and bredder we got her from had never heard of it in a cat before...) and we were given the same 2 options as you. With Mumble we decided it would be best to get it removed because she is a bit too rough with herself and would probably pop it back out again quite quickly. She had the op and it is back to normal pretty much now. I've noticed she sometimes keeps it closed but it doesn't seem sore to her.

I don't know if that will help your decision at all because cats and dogs are obviously very different but I thought any experience might be helpful.

Hope Oz is ok, and he is a very handsome pup!

Oct 27, 2010
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Dry eye
by: Cheesehounds.blogspot.com

My senior basset, Droopy, has dry eye. The drops and cream aren't that difficult to cope with. Lots of love to Oz!

Droopy and her Momma

Oct 27, 2010
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oz
by: Lindy

Thanx alot i would go and have a look, tucking it back is the best but would at a later stage come out again or so he explained but ill rather do that then let my baby get "dry eye".

Oct 26, 2010
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Dry eye...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

This page has info about dry eye:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2092&aid=451

The article says that dry eye is painful and can cause chronic eye infections when left untreated. That's probably why your vet is saying that he may need the cream or drops.

Another reason why I would probably choose to get it tacked back.

Oct 26, 2010
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Some info...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Lindy... Here's a url to an article with info about Cherry Eye:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2092&aid=409

It has a good section on treatment of this condition.

From my reading of the article, it sounds like the best option is to surgically reposition the gland (tack it back into place). If the gland is removed, it could lead to a serious condition called 'dry eye'.

According to the article when the gland is exposed, it is at greater risk for further trauma or infection.

I don't know much about 'dry eye'. But based upon this one article, I think I would get it tacked back instead of having it cut out with a laser.

Oct 26, 2010
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OZ Eyes
by: Lindy

His dr said he has what is called cherry eyes and brings no pain nothing, but after removing it i might have to put cream in his eyes since there is a 50 50 % change of it getting dry, Thanks

Oct 25, 2010
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Awe...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Your baby Oz is beautiful! Thanks for the photos.

Sorry that he has problems with his eyes. But, it sounds like you are doing a good job taking care of him.

Just curious... Did the vet tell you the name of the eye condition or disease that Oz has?

Does the problem cause any pain or discomfort to Oz? Did you ask your vet about any side effects of the treatment options?


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