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I think you're in the US where routine testing for deafness is done by breeders so I'm guessing this is where your puppy's unilateral deafness has been picked up?

Yes, I am in the USA.  And the breeder had him tasted BARE.
Would it be OK withing the accepted rules of behavior to ask the breeder for a price reduction?
I do not want to ruin my relationship with her -  but given that I know for sure now that I will have more visits to the vet to make sure the good ear is still good - I would like to drop the price a little. He is not cheap at all
Yet, I don't know if this is an accepted practice.
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Health / Lump on tail
« Last post by annclare on Today at 09:50:53 AM »
After finding a small lump on Matte's tail, the vet took a needle sample and has now relayed the results to me via email (my preference as very deaf) - cells taken appear benigh, no sign of bacteria or malignant cells, but because it was only a small sample, suggests 3 options (none of which I particularly like!). 1 - repeat same procedure, so another 140 with probably the same result; 2 - repeat the procedure under anaesthetic to get a larger sample (with possibly the same ambiguous result); 3 - trial treatment with anti-inflammatories/antibiotics (never keen on giving my dogs - or myself - medication unless necessary). I'm tempted to go for leave it and see right now; it doesn't trouble him in any way .....  would be grateful for any thoughts!
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I've lived my whole life like this & it makes no difference (except for very noisy places) ;)
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Behaviour & Training / Re: trying to be prepared for a big change!
« Last post by Leo0106 on Today at 09:25:40 AM »
Ah that's great to kno, hopefully we could plan for somewhere half way between us both!
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I think you're in the US where routine testing for deafness is done by breeders so I'm guessing this is where your puppy's unilateral deafness has been picked up? In the UK, it is rare for breeders to test for deafness so there could be puppies out there with the same issue unbeknown to breeder and owner whereas at least you are aware and can do some research before you come to a decision. You need to discuss this with both your vet and the breeder and read up as much as you can on the subject (there is a lot of information online on canine deafness generally and also unilateral deafness) It's something you need to make your own mind up on - as I understand it a unilaterally deaf dog (or should that be a unilaterally hearing dog) generally has no problems living a normal life (but of course should never be bred from)
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It's probably best that you find out a bit more before making a decision. Has the breeder told you why the pup is deaf in on ear? The vet must have made some sort of diagnosis.
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Hello,
The breeder told me today that my future pup does not hear in one ear.
Her vet secured the breeder that the pup is perfectly fine otherwise but he is deaf in one ear.
Does anyone has a uni dog? Could he lose his hearing completely in the long run ?

What would you do if you were me?
Would you take him?

Thank you
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Behaviour & Training / Re: trying to be prepared for a big change!
« Last post by James+Carly on Yesterday at 10:50:47 PM »
If you do organise a meet, let me know as I live Letchworth, which isn't too far from Cambridge ☺️
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Health / Re: Sore lips still.....
« Last post by Wenco18 on Yesterday at 10:08:58 PM »
Hi
If not been on the forum for a while but clicked on tonight and saw your post.
My Lola had lip fold infection that the vet said was the particularly resistant type.
She hates me touching her mouth at the best of times but the vet told me to wipe her mouth with a mixture of silver cream and saline.
After two or three prescriptions and not really any difference I tried Apple cider vinegar.
Firstly in the drinking water but that didn't go too well,  I then started to add a teaspoon in to her food each morning and the result has been amazing.
I would definitely try it xx


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Health / Re: Seasonal Canine Illness
« Last post by Ambler54 on Yesterday at 04:43:58 PM »
Hi Min,
Did all that area pre dog,loved it.Ended up in Yorkshire so We could combine with a familt visit.Hoping to do the Broads area in the near future.The warning about Sandringham came up on a current search and I had forgotten all about it until a friends dog caught it in Yorkshire.We have the dreaded Portugese Man of War jelly fish down here, couple of dogs have been stung , the tentacles stay live even if the thing looks dead, been advised to carry Piriton just in case.At leadt you can see them on the beach.
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