Shih Tzu Questions

Posted by Site Visitors

Bookmark and Share

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 7/5/2005
Hello, I just purchased a shih tzu from a breeder. I had the first choice among the litter and fell in love with the male shih tzu. Two days before I picked him up, I was told that during the vet visit, it was found that the puppy has a lateral corneal dermoid cyst on its left eye and must be removed. I was a bit hesitant but the opthalmologist assured me that this has no long term effect on the shih tzu and that it will live a normal life with no visual impairments. I took the precious puppy home after the surgery and he seems to be doing fine. I have been applying antibiotic drops three times a day to the affected eye. However, there is a white film that is visible on the operated eye. Has anyone had this experience before? Is that normal? I am just worried.

Date Reply Member
7/5/05 I am not sure in a surgery situation as you describe about the whiteness of the eye. I would definitely call the vet of your choice and have him look at it. I did have a male of mine get stuck in the eye with an Azalea bush branch and pitted his eye. The whiteness of the eye is how I knew something was wrong. Upon taking him to the vet, the vet told me that is how their eyes will do when there has been a trauma to the eye. We continued the antibiotic treatment our vet gave us and as the eye healed the whiteness went away. Rest assured, I am NOT telling you to relax and not take your dog to the vet. I AM telling you that you definitely need to have your vet take a look at the eye and determine if this is a normal part of healing or for the vet to determine if something else is wrong. But I definitely would NOT let it go. Get him to a vet ASAP!!! Pam
'Spoiled Rotten' Kennel Shih Tzus