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Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)

Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is an inherited disorder where tissues in the back of the eye do not differentiate and develop properly in the fetal puppy. The result is a group of defects which occur in varying degrees among different dogs, and even varying degrees between the right and left eyes of the same dog.

The primary defect is choroidal hypoplasia, where the choroid is under-developed. The choroid is a thin layer of blood vessels, sandwiched between the retina (most inner layer) and sclera (outer layer) of the back of the eye. The choroid supplies the retina with oxygen and nutrients, so when it is under-developed, the back tissues of the eye are receiving reduced levels of oxygen and nutrients.

Coloboma of the retina and/or optic disc may also be present in Collie Eye Anomaly. A coloboma is a hole or fissure in the tissue, typically caused by a failure of the embryonic tissue to close properly.

Staphyloma is also commonly associated with CEA. A staphyloma is a thinning in the sclera, which is the outer layer of the back of the eye.

Perhaps most significantly, retinal detachment, either complete or partial, is associated with CEA. Retinal detachment may or may not produce bleeding, but it is the possible result of the other CEA issues, and retinal detachment is the major contributor to the partial or complete blindness that can result from Collie Eye Anomaly.
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Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin At a Glance
Recognized By AKC
Country of Origin Mysterious - most likely China
Life Expectancy 12 years
Height Range 8 - 11 in ideal
Weight Range 3 - 12 lbs
Colors Black & white; sable & white (incl. all shades like lemon); Tri (black & white with tan points)
Trainability Want very much to please you but can have a stubborn streak. Need to be motivated to do what you want them to do
With Children Great with children. Supervise with small children to prevent injury to dog.
With Animals Excellent. Fine with cats and most other breeds of dogs
Climate Does not tolerate extreme heat
Indoor/Outdoor Indoor. Japanese Chin are not an outdoor dog
Exercise Reqd Very little. They are basically couch potatoes
Grooming Reqd Brush-and-go breed. No matting; no clipping required
Japanese Chin Information
Japanese Chins bond very closely to their families. Often, they will become your shadow, following you from room to room. They are very quick to read you moods and adjust well to them. They were bred to be 'catlike' and are very clean, often batting things with their paws. They also like to be up high...like the back of a sofa and adore sunshine and will sit on or near a window sill and bask in the sun, though curled up on your lap is their favorite place. They are quiet peaceful dogs that require little exercise. They love to travel with you and put up well with all the attention they draw from people unfamiliar with Chin. They are very gentle, and do not enjoy any rough- housing. They can also be very 'clownish' and will keep you amused with their antics. Very intelligent dogs. At one time, only the Royals were permitted to own a Chin. They would often have someone who's job was to care for the Chin. They were pampered and adored. Today, it is much the same. Chin are dogs that need to be loved and pampered. They make an excellent 'apartment' dog, and can easily be wee wee pad trained. Healthy breed. Can have some problems associated with all small breeds such as cataracts and luxating patella's. Their coats are very easy to maintain, and most love to be brushed and groomed.

Information courtesy of Bedoka Japanese Chin
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Dog Question of the Week

Some answers to last week's question:
Where does your dog sleep?
This Week's Question:
What's the coolest dog name you ever heard?
My dog sleeps in the bed with me, curled up right next to my head on her own pillow.
Scott from Martinsville, VA, USA
Rolf has his own bed that looks like a smaller version of our bed with a wooden headboard and everything. It is in our bedroom.
Jen from Dublin, OH, USA
Harley has a big soft dog bed, but he burrows under it to sleep!
David from Arcadia, NY, USA
Miss Jay is basically a princess, so she's got a little bed that looks like throne.
Blaine from Atlanta, GA, USA
Our Great Pyrenees sleeps with the goats... he gets very upset when he can't get to the barn at night to watch over them.
Margaret from Tulsa, OK, USA
My three youngest sleep in the bed with me. One on the other pillow and the other two spread out across the bed. The little male will even """"tuck"""" me in, if my hand or arm is exposed he will come over and pull covers over it.
Jessica from Hawley, PA, USA
He sleeps in his own room on a big dog pillow thing..
Mickey from Miltown, Wisconsin, USA
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