Scratch on 7 Week Old Puppy's Eyeball - Should You Adopt?
I have put a deposit down on a 6 week old puppy. The puppy’s father is a purebred shih tzu and the mother is a shih poo. The breeder is now saying that she may have to keep the puppy an extra week, saying that the puppy has gotten into a fight with its litter mates and had its eyeball scratched by one of the other puppy’s nails.
She took the puppy to a vet who is treating it with topical and oral antibiotics. The vet is quoted as saying, “in time the eye should heal.” As much as I want to buy the puppy, I cannot afford to buy a puppy with a known chronic medical problem.
What should I look for when I go to pick up the puppy?
Is it a bad idea to even go through with this?
If I do go through with it, what is the best course of treatment to heal the scratched eye, and will there be a full recovery?
Finally, would it be a good idea to have my vet (who takes care of my other pets) talk to the vet who is taking care of the puppy?
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