Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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Hi, first of all, I am really sorry to hear about all of Barney's health issues. I know it's difficult. Hang in there.
If it makes you feel any better, one of my anatolians, in his senior years had a $4 a day drug habit.
I have a half hav, half shih tzu, Ollie. He had a rapid onset cataract, over a year ago. He is blind in his other eye from a trauma, so I already had a vet optho dr. He was blind in 2 weeks from the cataract in his good eye.
To answer your question, yes, eye drops and ointments can definitely help.
Please consider going to a vet opthamologist for the cataract issues. It's worth the money for their expertise.
I am lucky because there is also a VCA specialist practice I live in, so I have vet dermatologist, oncologists, ortho's, you name it.
If you wanna chat offline, PM me. Ollie is a certified therapy dog, and use him to facilitate language in the public school setting, as I am a speech therapist. All his tricks are on hand signals, so he needs to see... I went ahead with the $5000 surgery and after care. He's doing great. life time of eye drops and ointments, but he's really good with me about it.