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Poor vision and blood clotting disorder?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Beachbum349, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    I took GA back to the shelter today to get her next set of shots, and another deworming. She bled very badly after getting her shot and the staff was concerned. They told me to take her to the vet and get her checked over. She has an appt tomorrow afternoon. Another thing, when she walks, she bops into things when she walks, like she can’t see them. Same thing with toys and I treats, she can’t see to see them until they’re in her face. Also, the shelter now thinks she is a Merle pit bull, and not part catahoula . What do you think?
     

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  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    It's good you are taking her to the vet. Please give an update once the vet visit is done. I don't know if she's a Merle pit bull or not. The more important issue is her health.
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    In the pit bull breed there has never been a merle dog. It is not one of the recognized colors.
    Vets are like shelters. They have little knowledge about breeds.
    If she bled at all from a shot I would start looking for another vet.
     
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  4. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    Yes, I’ll post after her appt. I didn’t think there was such a thing as a Merle pitty.
     
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  5. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    That’s what I thought too on the Merle color. It wasn’t the vet who saw her, it was the shelters vet techs who saw and vaccinated her.
     
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  6. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    I saw the vet. She isn’t blind, but does have low vision: ie can see shadows. If she bleeds badly again when she gets her third set of shots, then she will test to see if she has functioning platelets or if she has them, if they Won’t clot properly. It’ll be about $155 to test for them. So, I have to learn how to care for a limited sighted puppy. Oh, no More puppy food, and I can cut her down to 3 meals a day.
     
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  7. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

  8. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    She is a cute little bugger!
     
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  9. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    Thank you!
     
  10. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

     
  11. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Can they do something about the vision?
     
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  12. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    no more puppy food?
     
  13. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    The more I read the more I think you should take her to another vet.
    Sure sounds like you have a shelter worker instead of a vet.
    Shelter workers do not know anything about a dog.
     
  14. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator

    If the shot was a DHLPP shot she should not be bleeding from it. Same goes with an intermuscular shot unless they hit a blood vessel. In that case the person giving the shot don't know what they're doing. JM2c.
     
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  15. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    No, I don’t think so. I believe that she was born that way.
     
  16. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    The shelter is giving her, her shots and deworming for free as I’m fostering (to possibly adopt) through them. The vet she saw yesterday was my actual vet, and not the shelter worker. She was the one who agreed GA has low vision and might have a clotting disorder. The shelter will probably put her down if she does have a clotting disorder, which means I’ll wind up keeping her .
     
  17. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    The second shot given was her 5 in 1. She bled worse then second time then the first. I’m hoping the worker just incorrectly gave her, her shots, and she doesn’t have a bleeding disorder .
     
  18. Beachbum349

    Beachbum349 Puppy

    I meant no more LARGE puppy food. Sorry.
     
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