I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Bijoux is a 4 and a half month old Siberian puppy. She came from a high kill shelter in East Tennessee, she was owner surrendered because her owners didn't have time for her. She has a gorgeous chocolate and white coat with by-eyes, her right eye is crystal blue and her left is amber. She does have entropion eyes (read below) and may have to have surgery when she is old enough (around 10 to 12 months) if she does not grow out of it. She is being treated with medicated drops until she can have the surgery. But it doesn't keep her from doing anything, she loves to romp and play with her pack. The rescue will pass our vet discount to the adoptors of Bijoux. The surgery is normally between $250.00 to $450.00 depending on the vet. Our Vet will complete the surgery for both eyes for $150.00.
Bijoux is spayed, completed her puppy vaccines, two 5/1 DA2PPv vaccines and two 7/1 DA2PPvL vaccines, lime vaccine, bordetello vaccine, rabies & tag, microchip & tag, fecal tested negative, she will be tested for heartworms at six months old and have a booster 7/1 DA2PPvL vaccine and will come with 30 days of pet insurance.
Bijoux is a ball of energy, she is close to being housebroken and/or crate trained, knows basic commands (ie; sit, down, etc.) and like any Sibe loves to run and play with the pack.
ENTROPION, which is a rolling-in of the eyelid. This causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub on the eyeball, which is both painful and often causes corneal ulcers or erosions. The corneal damage can also result in corneal scarring, which can interfere with vision. Usually the dog will squint and tear excessively. However, many flat-faced dogs with medial entropion (involving the inside corner of the eyes) show no obvious signs of discomfort.
Entropion is treated by surgical correction ('blepharoplasty'), which is essentially plastic surgery. Excessive folds and sections of facial skin are removed, and the eyelids tightened. It is uncommon for entropion to recur after surgery unless the entropion is quite involved, particularly in the Shar Pei breed. Very young puppies with entropion will often have 'lid tacking' performed (rather than plastic surgery), in which temporary lid sutures are placed to roll out the lids. Often, these puppies do not require permanent plastic surgery once they have matured and 'grown into' their facial skin. Permanent plastic surgery is usually not performed in puppies less than 5 or 6 months of age, giving the dog some time to develop its mature head conformation.
Dogs with inherited entropion should not be bred, as they can pass the trait on to their offspring. The Canine Eye Registration Foundation (see CERF information) publishes a list of breed-specific breeding recommendations for purebred dogs with entropion.
If you suspect that entropion is present in your pet, please consult with your family veterinarian. Your doctor may elect to have your pet referred to a veterinary ophthalmologist for further evaluation and possible surgical treatment.