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Louie needs surgery to avoid damage to his eyes Tag #12432
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Note: All donations will go directly to this dog's medical care.

Story submitted 2017-12-07
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His quality of life could be greatly improved if he could get this surgery.

A small proportion of dogs which suffer from dry eye do not respond to medical management. In these patients the problem is unfortunately so severe that the eye remains painful and badly diseased despite the use of cyclosporine and artificial tears. What is a parotid duct transposition? The parotid duct is a tube that carries saliva from the parotid salivary gland into the mouth. In a parotid duct transposition, this duct is surgically relocated from the mouth into the pocket below the eye – this results in the eye being kept moist with saliva instead of the missing tears. This surgery is not cheap so we are trying to raise funds for Louie and counting on our generous supporters to make this possible for Louie.