I'm a veterinary technician and I just recently started at a veterinary hospital. Today we had a bull dog that had BAD yeasty ears and a yeast-like smell coming from his folds. His left eye was also a dark red and covered in a yellowish-green mucous. What makes me mad is that people get the dog breeds that have a lot of health issues that they are aware of and yet they refuse to pay the extra money to take care of that health problem or go the extra mile to make sure their dog is in a comfortable state. I felt so bad for this bulldog. He has chronic dry eye and probably an underlying eye issue and the owners will not pay for artificial tears to help lube the eye or even let the doctor's look more into the eye and help treat it. Every bulldog owner and other owners of squishy-faced breeds knows that they eventually will need artificial tears because they are so bug-eyed, prone to ear infections, and need their wrinkles clean out on a daily basis. We were literally digging out yellow discharge that had looked like phlegm out of this bulldogs' ears.
What I don't understand is if you know that certain breeds have abundant amount of health issues/problems and your not in the kind of shape to get the vet attention it deserves when these health issues pop up or you REFUSE to get the treatment it deserves; why even get the dog in the first place??? Is it because the dog was sooooooo cute as a puppy and you just had to have it without even thinking the potential health issues it can have later in life. To me that is selfish. They are only thinking about themselves and not for the well-being and welfare of the pet. Ppl think too much of what other ppl are going to think and say when they own a certain dog breed that they think is cute or cool looking.
For example, my little brother who is turning 18 next month wants a cane corso or a presa canario. That has bad news written ALL over that situation if he ever does become an owner to one of those breeds. He told me and I quote that he wants either a cane corso or a presa canario because they look like a pit bull on steroids. And I told him you need to do EXTENSIVE research on both those breeds before getting one. They are both a dominant breed and I can totally see an ACCIDENT or DISASTER happening if he ever owns one. :-k:-/ Not only that but I know my little brother will not have the means to take care of one or even the funds to take it to the vets for an emergency. But you know he is about to turn 18 and he thinks he is right all the time and thinks he knows how the world works.
I just don't understand people and I may never ever understand them. That's why I'll keep on helping animals get better and saving them.
Go right ahead and put your two cents in it everyone! ~a~