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Ive been told my puppy has enthropion by a vet surgeon shes

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hello ive been told my puppy has enthropion by a vet surgeon shes 12 weeks ive been told that shes to young to have an op tacking which helps would like some advice as I don't want her to scratch and damage her eye unnecessarily many thanks

I'm sorry to hear of this with your puppy. If her entropion isn't severe enough to cause abrasions or ulceration of the cornea at this time, waiting until she's 6-12 months of age for corrective surgery is acceptable. If, however, damage is already occurring to her cornea or she's already painful as evidenced by epiphora (excessive tearing) and blepherospasm ("squinting") a simple surgery involving strategic suturing to reposition the affected eyelid(s) should be performed now. If you prefer, a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist who would have more experience with entropion than her generalist vet can be found here:

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