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Old 10-03-2009, 07:36 PM
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Default Stryder's going to a CERF clinic tomorrow

Taking Stryder to a CERF clinic tomorrow. Sometimes it seems he can't see very well in dim/low lighting, so it has me worried. Hopefully I'll just be *wasting* $30 tomorrow.

He's also been acting... off... the last couple of weeks. Just kinda sits off by himself while everyone is playing and running around. My poor baby boy has me worried
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:08 PM
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Can someone explain what exactly a CERF clinic is?

I mean I know they check your dogs eyes but what can they tell you from the exam they do?

Also why do most say you need to have your AKC papers with you, what if your dog isnt registered and you just want to know how their eyes are doing?
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CERF maintains a database, which people would use for eye disease tracking purposes, hence the need for the AKC number. Anyone can go to a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist to check their dog for/diagnose any vision problems. Basically a 'CERF clinic' means an ophthalmologist has agreed to do eye screenings at a location other than their office, i.e. a dog show or other event, which makes it convenient for the owners (and a good way for extra revenue for the vet).

More info here: CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation
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Taking Stryder to a CERF clinic tomorrow. Sometimes it seems he can't see very well in dim/low lighting, so it has me worried. Hopefully I'll just be *wasting* $30 tomorrow.

He's also been acting... off... the last couple of weeks. Just kinda sits off by himself while everyone is playing and running around. My poor baby boy has me worried
Hopefully it's nothing, but it will be nice for you to know one way or the other. Good luck!
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:40 PM
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$30 is beating the cheapest I have ever spent there!

Good Luck hun

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:19 PM
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Thanks colliewog.
The place I train at is having a health fair clinic.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:35 AM
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I mean I know they check your dogs eyes but what can they tell you from the exam they do?

Also why do most say you need to have your AKC papers with you, what if your dog isnt registered and you just want to know how their eyes are doing?
They can tell you if your dog is effected by a genetic eye disorder or they can they classify a injury etc. It is critical for any dog being bred, no it can't tell you if the dog is a gene carrier for a genetic eye problem but it can tell you if a dog is effected or not, therefore it then shouldn't be bred. These are tests that a regular Vet cannot do.

You don't have to have a reg'd dog to have it CERF'd, that part of the paperwork is left blank.

Mer, good for you, I hope everything turns out fine.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:43 PM
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Waiting with anticipation on how it went.
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:41 PM
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Stryder came out as normal!!! I guess the big lug is just a dope. The vet guy did refer me to a website where you can get genetic tests done (see if he's a carrier or affected and will show signs for stuff later on).

Stryder's eyes are still wicked dialated and he looks like an alien. LOL
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:43 PM
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Yay, that's wonderful news.
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