Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
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The PBGV Health & Rescue Foundation wants every PBGV to be examined by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist in 2019. The PBGV community has heard a lot about primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in PBGVs. However, POAG is not the only eye problem that afflicts PBGVs. PBGVs are occasionally born with persistent pupillary membranes or develop cataracts, lens luxation, or non-POAG forms of glaucoma.
To reward owners who take their PBGVs for an eye exam, the PBGVCA Health Committee drew up an eye exam recommendation and the PBGV Health & Rescue Foundation voted to provide the following incentive:
|Who||PBGVs 1 year of age or older who are owned by PBGVCA full and associate members.|
|When||Exam must occur sometime between January 1 and December 31, 2019.|
|Why||Because all PBGVs deserve the best health care!|
The Foundation realizes that the reimbursements will not cover the full cost of an eye exam, but we hope that it will be an encouragement for all PBGV owners to get this important exam for their PBGVS.
You may find a veterinary ophthalmologist at your local animal hospital or running a clinic at a nearby dog show. Remember that the ophthalmologist must be board-certified (have DAVCO after his/her name) and s/he must fill out a CAER form. The Health Committee encourages all PBGV owners to submit CAER forms to the OFA Registry in addition to the PBGVCA pedigree database. Once you obtain the signed CAER form from the ophthalmologist, follow the instructions on the form to submit results to OFA.