German Shepherd Dog > eye certs? (10 replies)
by zobelhund on 10 October 2011 - 16:58
|Where do you get your dogs eyes certs done?|
my boys DM came back finally CLEAR! OFA hips/elbows good/normal.
I want to do the eye cert test but not sure where I go to get this done?
by zobelhund on 10 October 2011 - 17:01
by Jyl on 10 October 2011 - 17:24
|I would contact OFA and ask them where to closest CERF clinic is to you.|
Here is OFA's contact info...
Here is the link to CERF clinics, not sure if there is one that is close to you.
Hope this helps!
by 4 mals2sheps on 10 October 2011 - 17:26
Sometimes an AKC all breed dog show will offer them at a reduced price but you might also find a DVM specialist for opthemology in your area or call your local kennel club they will surely point you in the right direction.Best of luck!
by zobelhund on 10 October 2011 - 20:56
|Thank you both!|
by Nans gsd on 10 October 2011 - 23:15
|Also you can contact your most local AKC Kennel Club; sometimes they have eye clinics at the dog shows, even specialty shows and it is quite a bit cheaper at the shows. Our Calif. eye clinics usually are about $25.00 to cerf each dog; if you go to the local opthalmoligist it is at least $65.00 each dog; so quite a savings. You can even go to the local kennel club show if you are NOT entered just for the cerf. and go as a spectator. Good luck Nan|
Kudo's to you for checking and cerf'ing the eyes. Yeah... Hurrah, hurrah.
by sachsenwolf on 10 October 2011 - 23:29
|Here's another clinic list: http://www.cavalierhealth.org/health_clinics.htm|
by leoetta on 11 October 2011 - 03:53
|Just so you know ahead of time, eye certs are only valid for one year.|
by Nans gsd on 11 October 2011 - 17:20
|Yes that is correct; eyes should be cerf'ed yearly until 8 years old, then if they are clear still at 8 years old they will give you a lifetime cerf. Before they started this 8+ year old program I was still cerf'ng some at 11, 12, & even 13 years old and that was strictly for the offspring to have clear parents until old age.|
by zobelhund on 12 October 2011 - 02:34
|Good to know. Thank you everyone.|
I will look into some local akc clubs/shows and see what I can find. There is an opthalmoligist near by if I have to go there.
by Nans gsd on 12 October 2011 - 16:53
|You can also call the local opthamaligist (SP) sorry and ask them if they have any upcoming eye clinics; where and when?? BOL Nan|