So, my dog has surgery today for this eyes. the problem being his eyes are stuck the wrong way and his eye lashes are scratching his eyeball making it hurt. He comes home tonight, but obviously im really worried about him.
Is surgery on a dog safe?
yes one of my dogs had surgery to repair a hole in her stomach..just make sure there is no redness or infection and just follow what the vets tells you about the care of your dog..its scary but they will be fine.
The surgery done on your pet is one that they do alot.
And it is much better to have it done than to let the lashes damage the eye and cause blindness or loss of the eye.
Your pet may need some after care but it is nothing you should not be able to handle. Be sure to ask you vet all the questions you have and get answers that you understand. If not keep asking until you do.
After care is very important and you need to follow the vets instruction carefully. It can make all the difference in a speedy recovery.
Actually it is a very common problem and the surgery is the only option for treating it, if the problem is recurring. If it goes untreated, your dog will develop ulcers in the eye. as far as the surgery, it is a fairly common procedure and very safe. Hope this helps and good luck with your pooch.
Most surgeries are very safe for dogs. yes, there is always a chance a dog will have a bad reaction to the anesthetic.
However, when he comes home, he will probably be "out of it" for a while until the drugs wear off, this is normal.
Make sure to follow the vet's rules, make sure the dog gets the medication they need, and be sure to ask your vet any questions that you have or if anything they tell you doesn't make sense.
Keep an eye on the dog for the next couple of days, but he should be fine. my Boston Terrier has surgery on both eyes (2 different surgeries), and came through both of them fine.