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I know a vet can read on how to remove a dog's eye and I believe my dog's vet can perform the procedure. I want to know what you think about a Veterinarian removing a dog's eye?

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Hello,
Are you concerned about the reason for the eye removal or that your vet offered to do it?

Enucleations are unfortunately relatively common procedures due to painful eyes that can't be medically managed. This is a routine procedure that all vets would do regularly. Why is the eye being removed?

Hope that helps.

Eloise

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Eloise Bright

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I am a vet with a special interest in dermatology, particularly allergic dogs and cats, behaviour and acupuncture. I work mainly with dogs and cats. If you are wondering why your pet is still itchy, despite good flea control, or why your dog licks his feet, I may be able to give you some solutions. I'm currently very passionate about behaviour and am doing some further education in this area. So if you have a troubling behaviour with your dog or cat, such as barking, leash reactivity, anxiety or a dog who is a little wild and difficult to control, I may be able to help you with some solutions.

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I work in an area of Sydney where we see lots of allergic pets. I think behaviour problems are very common and I help a number of owners find solutions that will restore peace to them and their pets. Currently I enjoy answering questions, providing advice and writing pet care articles for www.lovethatpet.com

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I graduated as a vet from Sydney Uni in 2006 and have since been completing my Masters in Small Animal Practice and am also updating my skills with a behaviour course through Sydney Uni.

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