Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Eye Test

This is where I have been today :-( - yes my bloggy friends the V-E-T!

The good news is though that I am not ill - but I have to have an eye test every year to make sure that I haven't got any of the eye problems that some poor mini schnauzers suffer with. It is sadly true that many mini schnauzers who are not loved and cared for are used to breed puppies in barns and sheds and they are never eye tested so if they have problems they pass these on to their babies too. Here I am waiting to be seen by the specialist eye vet:

Before I saw the vet I had to have my microchip scanned to make sure I was the Magic my peeps said I was.

You can see I was eager to know that everything was OK there!

Then when they knew it was me, I had to have drops put in both eyes:

Then we had to wait for half an hour for the drops to make my eyes ready for the eye test.

The vet was very friendly and he had lots of strange equipment and bright lights to shine in my eyes. It was too dark to take any photos in the vet's room but I can tell you that I officially am not affected by hereditary cataracts, congenital hereditary cataracts or progressive retinal atrophy - phew just as well Leigh was typing that :-) I had my Kennel Club papers stamped and signed by the vet to make it official and we got copies of my results to take home. Then it was back to the car for the journey home. It was quite a long way as we couldn't go to our regular vet. The tests have to be done by an eye specialist vet so we had to travel 35 miles to our nearest one - just as well it's only once a year :-)


  1. Hi Magic, So thankful your eyes are fine! I have found in the past that sometimes going to an eye specialist is actually cheaper than continuing on with a regular vet(when retina issues are involved). You are so handsome! My daughter's mini is probably a toy schnauzer-and I hope she never has eye issues.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  2. I'm pleased all was ok. It was a long way to go!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  3. I am glad that you didn't have anything to worry about! It is so important to get your eye checked!

  4. We're so happy. It's sad that people put money before the health of puppies.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Hello my dear friend Magic!
    You went to the VET? I see everything is just fine and I'm very happy.
    I never did that test to Blanca but soon we'll do it for sure.

    Woofs and licks from Portugal ;)

    André Moreiras
    Passos Caninos

  6. I'm sure you were a very good girl at the vets Magic. Very pleased all is well. Eyes are so precious.

  7. Magic, I am so glad to hear that your eye test was good! That must be weight off of your Momma every year.

  8. Congratulations, my friend! We are glad you're PRA free(did I say that right?)

    We hope you everybody is cataracts free.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  9. Wow that sounds stressful! Glad you're all OK!

  10. Magic-
    Good news! Could you read all the little letters at the bottom of the eye chart? :D


  11. Hiya Magic,

    I'm very happy that your peepers are all good..... And you were very brave too!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  12. Wow, Magic - that sure was a long way to go for an eye test!
    I'm glad that your eyes are good, though!

  13. Great news Magic.. you were a good girl with those eyes drops being put in!


  14. Hi Magic, whoa, it was a long trip but it was definitely worth thingy to do. Glad that you're OK!

    Your friends,
    Momo & Pinot xo

  15. I'm glad the your eyes are 20-20!

    Nubbin wiggles,