Dog regains sight thanks to face lift

Molly, a pedigree Shar Pei, was born with entropion, a condition where folds of skin rub against the eye, causing pain and leading to permanent disability.
But the puppy has had her sight restored following two operations to remove the offending skin and stitch it to the back of her head.

Richard Marks, the vet who carried out the surgery last week, said the dog was suffering from the worst case of entropion he had ever seen.
He said: “What I essentially did was give her an extreme facelift. I removed a large piece of skin and stitched the remaining skin to the back of her head.”
“It may sound extreme but if it had been left much longer she would have been totally blinded.”
He said the puppy’s disability was caused by severe inbreeding, adding: “Molly is a result of very bad breeding between dogs that are essentially diseased.
“Molly was bred to satisfy a certain criteria on what they think a dog should look like rather than its health.”
The Kennel Club announced new regulations to prevent close family mating last year.


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    Ammara said,

    oh thats so cute
    ohhhhh he so cute!

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