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Bobsuruncle
December 6th, 2007, 05:17 PM
Just thought I'd say hello as a new member!

We just picked our pup last night and we already have a problem.

He's an adorable Cane Corso Mastiff (Brindle). He's will be 5 months old in 2 days.

He has Cherry eye in both of them and we want to get that fixed immediately.

I brought him home and put a Christmas bow on him and tied him to the railing at the front door. Called my wife via the cell and asked her to tell the kids that she thinks there's a raccoon at the front door!!!!

This really made up for our loss in July of our 2 1/2 yr American Staff last summer. He died of seizures due to Epilepsy.

The joy in our boys face really made it special.

Thanks
Bobsuruncle:thumbs up

breeze
December 6th, 2007, 05:20 PM
welcome to the board!!
We are very demanding people here when it comes to pictures :D
So you must post some soon ..

can I ask you what is cherry eye??

SARAH
December 6th, 2007, 05:44 PM
Yes yes yessss! PICTURES! With the CHristmas bow of course!

Frenchy
December 6th, 2007, 09:33 PM
can I ask you what is cherry eye??

I think it's like when they have blood in their eyes ? If that's the case , you would need to take your pup to the vet.

Pictures are needed here :D

hazelrunpack
December 6th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Welcome to the board, Bobsuruncle!

Yep, we definitely need some pictures! :thumbs up

Cherry eye--is that where the tear gland in the inside corner is everted? If so, I believe the only fix for it is surgical.

Bobsuruncle
December 7th, 2007, 06:59 AM
The pictures seem too big to upload.

I might have to reduce them somehow or try winzip???

Yes the cherry eye is the bulging of the (I think) tear duct. It becomes blocked due to infection or bacteria. In some breeds its genetic. Some dogs as pups can get it from simply digging in the yard or rubbing their face on a carpet.

I'm presently searching in the Toronto/Mississauga area for a vet who has experience with this procedure.

I'll try for those pics asap.

Thanks again and I'm really pleased with this site. Very informative and caring people.

Sincerely,
Boburuncle:thumbs up

Shadowkins
December 7th, 2007, 07:28 AM
Try hosting your pics through "tinypics", it is free and automatically resizes them for the forum.
As for the cherry eye, yes it is normally corrected through a surgical procedure, however, we have been seeing many at the grooming shop and their owners were advised to leave them alone , unless they are causing problems. I guess it depends on the vet...maybe their way of dealing with this issue has changed, it would be interesting to know why.
In any case, congratulations and have an awesome Christmas with your new addition.:)

breeze
December 7th, 2007, 09:00 AM
this might help for your pictures

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=24119

I use it it is simple and it works :thumbs up

Bobsuruncle
December 7th, 2007, 10:27 AM
I hope this works!

He's around 12 wks old here.

He's going to be a horse, I think.

Thanks again for all your help with this picture posting.

Bobsuruncle

Bobsuruncle
December 7th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Here's another one

This maybe the adult version!!!!

I'm not having the ears cropped as I want him to look friendly!!!

Thanks again for all your help with this picture program.

Sincerely,

Bobsuruncle

breeze
December 7th, 2007, 10:38 AM
He is adorible !!!!! cute beyond words!!!!!

The picture where he is standing is that him now???

badger
December 7th, 2007, 10:40 AM
What a beautiful dog. I mean, what a BEAUTIFUL dog. I want one (and a shnauzer and a poodle and a lab and a greyhound :D).

Bobsuruncle
December 7th, 2007, 10:45 AM
No that's a picture I googled to see what this puppy is going to roughly look like.

My wife has no idea the size of this breed. Right now he's just a little pup and he's 5 months old tomorrow and he weighs 55lbs.

I'm using a collar from my last dog which was a America Staff. We lost him at 2 1/2 yrs old due to Epilepsy. I put the collar on our new puppy and it fit him. Yikes!!!!

This guy really snores too! He's a riot and boy are we lucky.

Just need to get his eyes fixed right away.

Thanks again

Bobsuruncle

breeze
December 7th, 2007, 10:51 AM
I just goggle the breed also WOW did I say WOW, he is beautiful if you can call a male dog beautiful!!!!

He will be a big big boy......
what his his name??
I hope you will be bring him to obeientance school, they say he is very easly trained, and his temperment is great but needs alot of exersice......
he is soooo cute..

I think you better tell your wife how big he is going to get don't you??

Bobsuruncle
December 7th, 2007, 10:52 AM
This is what Cherry Eye looks like.:frustrated:

I have lots of experience with obediance training and from what I'm seeing in his disposition. He'll be a great one!!!

Caesar and I will be jogging and walking everyday!!!

I have 2 boys 9 & 11 yrs old who need to jump in quick with the training as he will be a handful for them.

Bobsuruncle

breeze
December 7th, 2007, 10:57 AM
I hope you can find someone that has experence in this feild....

does it seem to bother him?? does it hurt the pup??

I was reading about it.. it looks painful :sad:

but once they are on the bandwagon they will be able to handle him........
9 and 11 are always ready to go play ..........outside with him......and you can train while playing you should have alot of fun together, boys and all

Bobsuruncle
December 7th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Hello Breeze

It seems like he doesn't even know he has it. He doesn't paw or rub it.

It does looks painful but he runs around like a madman playing in the snow and so on.

It mostly cosmetic from what I've read. It does block his his eyes partially so it must be affecting his vision.

I have to get his record history from his last vet which I'm doing today.

Once I know what he's had then I can move forward with my vet.

So far the best rate I've been able to find is $700.00 in Burlington, Ont

This vet has done a lot of breeds that are prone to this, especially Bull Dogs!

To me that's the most important piece of information. Experience!!!!

Bobsuruncle

breeze
December 7th, 2007, 11:13 AM
I agree with that Experience!!!!
sometimes we have to look high and low to find what we are looking for in experience and compassion...
but once you find that you are on your way home so the saying goes....

I have a bernesse a little over a year and boy she is hyper.... she loves the snow too, lots of play outside is required :laughing: I would go to the ends of the earth for her...Training is a little hard she can be sooo stuborn..and cause my boys are older they don't want to help train..

sassiebaz
December 7th, 2007, 10:35 PM
Awwwww, he's a cute little guy. I remember watching something on "Animal Precinct" about the cherry eyes and them needing to be fixed. I know some breeds are more prone than others. I'd say if it's not too pricey and seems better for him, do it. But, of course ask your vet! I know you know that though. Congrats on the new pup!

14+kitties
December 7th, 2007, 11:47 PM
He's a keeper!!! Very handsome.:)

rainbow
December 8th, 2007, 04:31 AM
Welcome to pets.ca :thumbs up Caesar is adorable :lovestruck: and good luck with his operation.....keep us posted. :goodvibes:

Bobsuruncle
December 8th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Well it's been only 2 days that we've owned him and he ate through our basement door. We only stepped out for a few hours!!!!

Guess his eyes aren't that bad!!! LOL

May have to consider crate training but then that defeats one of the purposes of having him watching the house while were out!

Bobsuruncle:wall:

Frenchy
December 8th, 2007, 10:42 PM
I'm not having the ears cropped as I want him to look friendly!!!



Good for you :thumbs up I like it better "au natural" , (although my foster great dane has hers cropped , she's cute nonetheless) your pup is gorgeous :lovestruck: and yes , he is going to be BIG !!!! :cloud9:

Rottielover
December 8th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Safer for crate training. What the heck can a puppy do to protect the house.
LOL get an alarm system. Anyone who wants to rob your house will, dog or no dog. Just the matter is if the dog gets in the way you may lose more than precious jewels.
I have a rottweiler, and never would I want him to protect the house. That is why they made systems for that. LOL
It is safer for the pup to be crate trained more many reasons. No chance of being injured( no collar in the crate) and 2, saves your house.
By the way, I like them better not cropped

breeze
December 8th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Well it's been only 2 days that we've owned him and he ate through our basement door. We only stepped out for a few hours!!!!

Guess his eyes aren't that bad!!! LOL

May have to consider crate training but then that defeats one of the purposes of having him watching the house while were out!

Bobsuruncle:wall:

he still can watch the house and maybe even bark in the crate when someone come in.. It is safer for him to be created that eating thought a door.. and you will have peace of mind knowing that he is safe..
IMO steal what you want leave the dog alone.......

hazelrunpack
December 8th, 2007, 11:01 PM
No way! That innocent little face eat through a basement door?!? :eek: :laughing:

What a gorgeous pup! :D

Bobsuruncle
December 9th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Safer for crate training. What the heck can a puppy do to protect the house.
LOL get an alarm system. Anyone who wants to rob your house will, dog or no dog. Just the matter is if the dog gets in the way you may lose more than precious jewels.
I have a rottweiler, and never would I want him to protect the house. That is why they made systems for that. LOL
It is safer for the pup to be crate trained more many reasons. No chance of being injured( no collar in the crate) and 2, saves your house.
By the way, I like them better not cropped

I respect your view, but I respect this breed enough to know, that this is one of their many natural instincts that needs to be allowed to be nutured.

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Sincerely,
Bobsuruncle

Winston
December 9th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Can you buy an alarm until he is crate trained and trusted to be no harm to himself and your house? There really is nothing wrong with crating and setting up some boundaries first! Then let him have the freedom to roam your home and be a protector? He is just a puppy right now..

Cindy

chico2
December 9th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Welcome to our Forum,Ceasar is our first Cane Corso Mastiff,he looks great and I agree,no cropping of the ears:thumbs up
Please keep us posted about his surgery and maybe you'll stick around long enough for us to see him all grown up:fingerscr:dog:

Bobsuruncle
December 9th, 2007, 08:21 PM
I agree with you about letting him roam and get to know his family and home. I've only had him 2 days and he's testing us! LOL

My wife found him up on all fours on our kitchen table! Unbelievably funny! He sure is getting to know us. We will be buying a crate tomorrow!!

I'll let Ceasar know he's the 1st Cane Corso. Very cool!:cool:

Ist day (Eats Door)
2nd day (up on table)
3rd day (in crate)

Owning a puppy, Priceless!

Thanks again and I really like your site here and the warm welcome.:thumbs up

Sincerely,
Bobsuruncle

breeze
December 9th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Up on the table!!:eek: All fours!! :eek: I would love to see that one :D

JanM
December 9th, 2007, 08:37 PM
He is a beautiful pup! and welcome to the Board too...

Winston
December 9th, 2007, 09:17 PM
You wont regret the crateas long as it is used properly...My guy was left in the kitchen area with a baby gate the first couple of days! Well he ate the linoleum floor and the carpet that joined into the next room, then he proceeded to chew the cupboard door trim...so day 3 out to but crate! So I feel your pain! The crate was the best thing I ever bought...My boy loves his crate! I have not locked him in it for many years now but he still loves to go retreat to his little spot and have a nap!

Good Luck your boy is gorgeous!

Cindy

I saw a full grown Cane Corso at Wookstock in Toronto this summer...He was HUGE! and he had the most goreous blue eyes!

Winston
December 9th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Oh! make sure your guy has room to grow in it, but you will have to block it off while he is small so that he does not learn to pee & poop on one side and then sleep on the other!

Cindy