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  1. #1
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    Default Anone ever have cataract surgery on their dog?

    My Smooth Fox Terrier, Roxie, has developed cataracts and has some problems getting around. She is still young at only 6 or 7 (she was an adoption, not exactly sure). Anyone have any experience with this procedure on dogs?
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    Yes, my 2 year old had it done last year. Worth it's weight in gold! The after care was a PITA, I won't lie. I had to do eye meds every 1-2 hours around the clock. She can now see.
    Kristen

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    I have assisted, well monitored anesthesia, on several canine cataract surgery. Overall patients do really well, little secondary problems. I have seen many,many happy clients who are elated when they see their formerly blind dog start playing again. I would do for a pet without hesitation if needed.
    Lisa


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    Found this thread and thought I'd give it a bump. Thinking of doing this for my terrier also. Any other experiences? It sounds like there is a pretty high success rate.
    Lilykoi


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