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Dry eye treatment for a dog

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We have a small dog with chronic dry eye that can not be treated with onioments or drops, is there any oral treastment that can be used for dogs?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
 

What is the reason he can't be treated...won't let you?


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: yes... the only way to treat him drops etc. is to sedate him. We even checked him into the vets for 3 days for them to try, they couldn't get the medicine to his eyes either.
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
 
There isn't an oral medication but there is a surgical option that
helps but is messy longterm. What they do is reroute a salavary gland
thru the tear duct and it helps with wetting the eye. I would have an
veterinary ophthalmologist do the procedure if you decide to have it
done.


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