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Enucleation (eye removal) is usually well tolerated by dogs. They adjust to only having one eye fairly quickly. The stitches usually come out about 2 weeks after the surgery.
Most dogs that have an eye removed wear an E collar for about 2 weeks to prevent accidentally bumping the surgery site or scratching at it. They are often up and walking around within a few hours.
Hi! Wow, chat, never tried this before :-)
the concern is taking time from her life which is not clear how much there is due to the SM
The eye non-functional already, thought they could save it/keep in, but conclusion is removal is better idea
How long before can get to normal life?
I understand. The surgery itself is fairly quick (about an hour) and the pet is often more comfortable afterwards.
that poor dog can't catch a break
so 2 weeks of e-collar, huh?
Often te pet is up and around within the week. There is some post-operative discomfort. I just did one and the dog RAN out the front door the day afterwards.
ok, thank you! :-)
Well, every dog is different with the E-collar. I tell owners 2 weeks, knowing that the pet may only wear it for 7-10 days.