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Experience:  DVM from Iowa State University in 1994; actively engaged in private regular and emergency practice since that time.
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Dog has cataracts What is the best thing I can do to help m?

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dog has cataracts What is the best thing I can do to help him? Eye Drops, Occuvite, other meds for dogs, can I give him Bilberry? eyebright? or is surgery the only real option??
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Savvy is 10 years old. Still very athletic and in good shape.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Savvy?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 9 months ago.

Hello,
I'm Dr. Jo and I'm a licensed veterinarian with more than twenty years of experience. I'm here to help with your question about Savvy.
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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 9 months ago.

I see you're not currently online and available to chat. In the meantime, I'll let you know that there are absolutely NO medical therapies that have been proven to work in treating cataracts. The only option that is effective is to have them surgically removed. Board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists do not recommend any medical therapies whatsoever.

I'm sorry I don't have better news for you.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

Just following up to ask how things are going for your dog. Is there anything else I can help you with?

Thank you,

Dr. Jo