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 Early Cataracts in a young Husky

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Lukathehusky
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PostSubject: Re: Early Cataracts in a young Husky   Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Yes with dogs they do both eyes at once since a majority of the cost comes from intubation/anesthesia/bloodwork etc which is all cash price. If I did one eye at a time I'd only save $1,000 and would end up having to pay for the other stuff twice totally well over the estimated cost of $5380.

I have befriended a young lady via the internet after I found a video she posted on YouTube of her 1 year old Huskies surgery. She has been amazing at walking me through the process.

So Luka will have both his eyes shaved down, and will wear cone for 3 weeks while he heals. I have taken a week off work to be with him after his recovery so I can make sure he tolerates the cone well. I plan on confiding him to the kitchen once I have to go back to work. I have purchased a Dog video camera in which I can see him, hear him and talk to him through it. It will alert me if there is movement. Its the best money I've spent! Smile

I will absolutely do a detailed update on his experience/ recovery. I will post some photos as well. I want to be here to help anyone who may have to go through this with any dog.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Cataracts in a young Husky   Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:19 pm



This is the video of the young lady who's Husky has gone through bilateral cataract surgery.

I hope this helps. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Early Cataracts in a young Husky   Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 am

Looks like the first couple days are rough but he seemed to bounce back pretty fast and all was worth it in the long run. Just have to steel yourself up for that first little bit. the hair around his eyes came back pretty fast as well which will be nice. Glad you've been able to contact her. Having others who can walk you through what to expect I think really goes a long way to help out your nerves.

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PostSubject: Re: Early Cataracts in a young Husky   Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:28 pm

Yeah I think the hardest part is going to feel guilty because he will look at me with those “why did you do this to me mommy?” Eyes. She said it was rough the first few days because Kylo was whining and squinting a lot. I think he will be estatic to have his eyesight back. I’m sad they have to shave the eyes Sad poor baby. I’m gearing myself up to be strong Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Early Cataracts in a young Husky   Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:51 am

There's a husky from the Empire State Snow Dog club that recently had the surgery. They've been posting pictures of him and it is really heart warming to see him enjoy having sight again...seeing squirrels, running around with confidence, not bumping into things.
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