Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Friday, May 20, 2016
KAI KAI AND SUGAR BIT--CATARACT SURGERY
When Sugar Bit isn't playing, talking, sleeping, or eating, she is usually around the dogs.
She was being very sweet with Kai Kai the other day.
She has dogs at her house and my house (and her aunt's house) and we are teaching her "gentle."
I think it is SO important for children to know how to treat dogs-- with kindness most of all.
Sugar Bit wanted to pet Kai Kai-- he was resting, which he does a lot since he had eye surgery.
He used to run the back yard with Max when they heard a sound-- a squirrel especially.
While Kai Kai is getting used to his loss of sight, he isn't running now. (And that also means watching his food intake, so that he doesn't end up with a weight issue, too.)
He stays near me, and is getting better at finding me as I talk to him. In my office at my desk (which is also the former living room, and now playroom), he has a bed and he likes to be near me.
Sugar Bit is learning to be gentle, to use caution, and give respect to the dogs. It's never too early to learn.
Kai Kai is learning to use his ears more than his eyes and he turns toward me as I talk to him. He has a tiny bit of sight in his left eye and is better about not running into things. We hope for more vision after his third surgery-- it takes time, a lot of eye drops and a lot of patience. Cataract surgery (and laser surgery and retina reattachment surgery) requires MANY eye drops during the day-- MANY. At first, it was 6 different drops (at least five minutes apart), four times a day. We are still giving some drops four times a day. If you are considering any eye surgery for your pet, make sure they will allow you to do drops many times. You can use lubricating drops like Systane or Refresh to see how your dog reacts to this. If they won't tolerate you doing this over and over, don't attempt eye surgery. Without the drops, the eyes will not heal. These are very expensive surgeries and you want the best chance at a good outcome. Here is a link on cataract surgery for dogs. Click here: Cataracts
and Cataract Surgery in Dogs @ Animal Eye Care
He is my boy-- my heart dog. So, I've done all I know to do to help him-- surgeries (3), carrying him in and out, working with him to "learn" how to be blind. He is making progress.