Good Morning, I am truly in need of Maltese help from people who love and live with them. Last July 15th my 8-year-old Maltese male (intact) was injured by a local veterinarian who put something in his eyes that caused an emergency. The vet had taken him to his back room to clean the tiny seasonal allergy crusts in the corners of his eyes, and came back out 20 minutes later with my dog's eyes locked shut, oozing and the skin around them bright red. I won't go into the details of what happened with this vet, except to say that the State Board in Florida has him now under investigation for this incident. I am told that they almost NEVER investigate, so in a sense this is a victory. After that terrible day, my dog kept his eyes tightly shut and he lay on his side for a month in pain. We of course rushed him immediately after the incident to a vet eye specialist, who turned out to be in collusion with the first vet (another story I won't go into). My baby has had to have eye medicine administered up to 7 times a day for the last 6 months. and faces an uncertain future with regard to his sight The corneas were highly irritated by whatever that vet did, but there are no ulcers, no injury, but my baby now has KCS. We now have a wonderful vet who is as angry as we are about what happened. He put our baby on a transdermal antidepressant to help his mood (depression). Well, 2 days ago I was preparing to put the drops in his eyes (he has been a complete Angel about this without a problem since the injury) but as I reached with the bottle, he bit me very badly. He grabbed my hand, sunk his teeth into it and shook it. I have 4 puncture wounds, there was not much blood, but it sure hurt and is badly bruised. I immediately called my husband into the room and he took my baby outside to calm down in his yard. I thought perhaps for some reason he just snapped and it was a singular incident, but yesterday I had my husband hold him while I trimmed some hair from his back paws. When I reached for his front paws, he lunged at me ready to bite. I feel certain that he has just had it with all the meds in his eyes, and he snapped. This dog has been the center of my heart, and yes, he is terribly spoiled and thinks he rules the roost. My husband is total putty with him and of no help in setting boundaries. So, please, I need some help in how to proceed. Do I act my usual super lovey dovey self with him, or do I just cool my interactions with him for a while? Is our trust in each other broken for good, or is there hope that we can be friends again? My heart is broken, I have been crying constantly over this, and I am so angry and sorry about what that vet did to my baby that has led to this. I don't know what to do, and I am terrified my baby will never be back to his old self. Please, please, any advice would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you.