Yesterday we noticed little Piglet, our daughter's Chiahuahua, had some tearing out of her one eye and then we looked it up on the INTERNET and we came to the conclusion that it was a "cherry eye." A call to this veterinary hospital that had been referred by one of her instructors at college .. pretty much confirmed that is what it was as well. She made an appointment to see her this morning and that diagnoses was exactly what it is. We took her to Polo Springs Veterinary Hospital. When we walked into this place, it was like walking into the lobby of a 5 star hotel. We were greeted by a very nice receptionist that took all the information immediately. As you walked in, there was a gas log fire place burning .. high ceilings, tiled floors that sparkled. There were oak cabinets and hutches and a counters that contained a variety of pet products including food. On an "island" was a coffee pot set up for customers with STARBUCKS COFFEE and a tray of cookies. Next to that was a candy container with candy kisses.
When we went back to see the doctor .. the exam room was very clean. Throughout the entire center, you could NOT smell anything. It was SUPER, SUPER clean. Besides being a "doctor" and a "hospital" they also board animals. The larger dogs were kept in a separate area and had a big heavy door that they kept closed to keep down the barking noise but it had a window so one could see into that area. The operating room looked cleaner than most hospitals.
They provide not only emergency treatments, but suregery, dental care, nutritional counseling, boarding and daycare and grooming services.
The two technicans and the doctor were all very friendly and very thorough in letting us know our options and their recommendations.
For now we went with treating it with an antibiotic/steriod ointment that she will have to put on the eye for 21 days. At least, this is the first step and we hope it will be all it takes. Being a small breed dog, it's not uncommon for this to happen.
I highly recommend Polo Springs Veterinary Hospital.