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Trying to diagnose eye issue in someone else's dog

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by ShanaRowan, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    Because he is basically neglecting it. My roommate's dog. I am not even going to go into all of the numerous, massive issues we are having with this POS and the way he is treating his dogs, but what I'm trying to do is get some kind of an idea about what this issue with her eyes/eyelids could be so I can bombard him with guilt tripping and hopefully get him to take the thing to a vet.

    I personally think the dog should be euthanized for other reasons, but since it's still alive, she at the very least deserves to not be in physical pain.

    Background info: her eyelids only began to look like this about 6-8 months ago, her fur has always been thin (since we began fostering her about 3 years ago) and her skin has always looked funky, so I believe she has some sort of allergy but this is not confirmed since he has never brought her to a vet (she was fully vetted before we brought her into foster.) I stole this photo from his Facebook this morning. He has since taken it down, he doesn't know I stole it.

    Any help would be appreciated. I understand no one here is a vet. I'm just trying to do right by this dog.

  2. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    I'm assuming his reasons for not going to the vet right-freaking-now are financial?
  3. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Kick your roommate in the head maybe it will knock some sense into his head.
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Kind of looks like ectropion.
  5. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    O.M.G. that looks so incredibly painful.
    Ther is NO way anyone can tell you what that could possibly be. The dog needs to see a vet asap! Poor thing!
  6. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    Partially but more because he is a piece of shit.
  7. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    If you only knew the things I want to do to this guy. And his girlfriend. If I start explaining the things they have done, and not done, with their dogs, and the situations they have caused with our dogs, my head would explode.
  8. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Can't you report him for neglect? At least the dog may be adopted and get the proper vet care. This looks horribly painful.
  9. Lillie May

    Lillie May Good Dog

    It's neglect, plain and simple. The poor thing is suffering, so tell the POS he can either take the dog to the vet or you'll report him for neglect.
  10. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    I have considered it. But I guess my dilemma is this:

    This dog is unstable. As in can never be rehomed. (He doesn't understand that, but we do.) He has exacerbated the situation by keeping her crated (since he can't handle her and I believe he is afraid of her) the majority of the time. She is NOT adoptable. If she were seized, she would either be stuck in an animal control situation and be absolutely terrified and miserable which I feel is bordering on cruelty to such an unstable dog, OR, she would be relinquished to a shelter, and either eventually euthanized there in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people, again terrifying for her, or worse yet, adopted and then possibly bite someone. I don't need/want a "pit bull bites child" headline in our local paper. Ya know?

    Or maybe I'm overthinking this? I have spent A LOT of time thinking about this, so that's definitely possible...
  11. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Then it sounds like euthanasia is the only option. It's better than her sick and suffering in his (lack of) care or being adopting out and harming someone.
  12. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    I've been trying to tell him this for about 3 months now (since I had to run outside in a towel to break up a fight between his 2 dogs because he couldn't do it himself.) He shouldn't have them nor can he handle them. But he has no balls. I mean... it's kind of the opposite of those people who steal dogs off of chains to "save" them... I can't steal his dog and euthanize her. I am trying to do EVERYTHING ELSE I possibly can think of to make the situation happen though.
  13. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    The only way that I see working, which is REALLY sad but probably the right thing to do, is call animal control. If she is unstable they will put her to sleep. I'm sure your testimony would ensure that. And yes it's terrible but I don't think the alternative is much better. She's clearly suffering.
  14. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    I agree. I would rather see an animal humanely PTS than continue to suffer.
  15. ShanaRowan

    ShanaRowan FlirtPolin' Premium Member

    Good point. Thank you for helping me think this out.
  16. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    No problem. My only other suggestion is if you pay to take her to the vet. And even if you can afford that addition responsibility, it's probably not reasonable to expect long term, so where does that leave the dog next time there's a medical issue?
  17. Blaze N' Pits

    Blaze N' Pits Good Dog

    Perhaps with training the dog wouldn't be considered too dangerous to be adopted…

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  18. Blaze N' Pits

    Blaze N' Pits Good Dog

    No matter what, you should threaten to call it in for neglect if they don't take the dog in within a certain amount of days.

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