Scamp is recovering nicely from his eye surgery, too, though his relationship with his cone is ... well, let's say it's a great deal more troubled than Bentley's is with his cone. The ophthalmologist's team had noticed right after surgery that Scamp would need a much larger cone than you would think for a dog his size. This had to do with the length of his neck, how far out his head went past the edge of the cone, and thus how much easier it would be for him to rub his eyes on something.
Scamp had his left eye removed and a lensectomy on his right eye, which left him without a lens but able to see again, though far-sighted. So he is getting multiple drops a day in his right eye, which we are also treating for dry-eye with cyclosporine ointment. The dry-eye treatment will be a lifelong issue for him. He is a very good patient and puts up no fuss at all when we give him the various drops and ointments.
But as for that cone ... Scamp seems to have decided its most useful purpose is as a battering ram. You can see how much duct tape we've had to put on it in just one week. He just likes to wield that thing around full-force. And because he only has one eye, he doesn't have depth perception, which makes it very difficult to know where the end of the cone is and where the beginning of any other object is. Combine both, and you can see why he's hard on the cone!
(Yes, we know about soft cones, and yes, we have them. But when you are trying to protect eyes post-surgery, a hard cone is the best choice.)
Hopefully after his recheck in another week the cone will come off. Meanwhile, apply duct tape as needed!
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The latest Shelter Challenge started Monday, January 7 and ends on April 28. Grand prize in this round is $10,000, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place, plus $1,000 for weekly winners and $1,000 for state winners. There are also other categories ... please see the Shelter Challenge website for details.
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