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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by DKDREAM, Jun 7, 2010.


  1. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    What is involved in this? where do you get it done? I am just very curious what are the rough costs?
     
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    It gives you prices and places where you can have eyes tested here BVA - Eye Scheme
     
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    have you ever had a test done? what happens?
     
  4. basi

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    Yes all my dogs are tested. The specialist will put drops in your dogs eyes to make the pupils dilate. He will then take a look with his equipment, usually about 20-30 ins after the drops to check for any eye problems. It is all painless for the dog:)
     
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    oh right thats not too bad then. :)
     
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    yep, more stressing for us than the dogs,
     
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    i can imagine lol
     
  8. basi

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    That's for sure, I hold my breath lol
     
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    lol i try to get mine done by Mr Mason,, very nice man...............
     
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    is it a yearly thing?
     
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    It differs for each condition. With my breed we check for PPM which if not present from birth they won't develop it at a later stage.
     
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    its a papillon that I have
     
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    they dont require any health tests but recommend eyes and the pattella checked.
     
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    I think though not 100% on it that there eyes need to be done yearly. Perhaps there is someone on here with paps who could help you.
     
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    It is yes - I've got four of mine booked in for the end of the month
     
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    I just had my pups litter screened a couple of weeks ago and there mum was done last year. I have Border Collies and they are checked for CEA and PRA, which they have the drops in their eyes and then checked 20 mins later, this needs to be done every year, Skye also had a gonioscopy test which requires drops, contact lens and then test, this is only done once though, it checks the angles of the lens for predisposition for glaucoma. Skye and all the pups passed all the tests.
     
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    thanks for that, I was just interested to know and have book marked the site.
     
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    Just to add, I didn't realise there were variations in duration for different breeds - sorry :eek:
     
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    papilons are tested for GPRA = GPRA Generalised Progressive Retinal Atrophy I have just checked this on google..... it says if both parents where tested clear then all pups are is this right?
     
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    Only if both parents were DNA tested clear, blood sent to Optigen (or similar), if they were only manually tested (BVA drops in eyes and light shone in) then pups need to be tested too.
     
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