Dana and John
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Cherry Eye Redux
Gibbs has Cherry Eye and I wanted to get some input.
I fully understand the surgery to repair Cherry Eye is comparatively routine/simple/safe. However, my understanding is that Cherry Eye itself isn't dangerous, harmful, hurtful or otherwise problematic, and the surgery is primarily "cosmetic".
The Cherry Eye seems to bother Dana and I more than Gibbs. We feel bad because it makes him LOOK sad. Also, it LOOKS painful to us. We also don't want others to think we neglect him.
I guess I/we are seeking reassurance that we aren't subjecting Gibbs to unnecessary surgery for selfish reasons.
1. Are there any true health benefits to having the surgery?
2. Can it be done at the same time we have him neutered and chipped? - My thinking is he has to be under anesthesia anyway, which is probably the biggest risk of the surgery.
What are your thoughts?