Advice on Lip Fold surgery

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DizzIzz Thu 30-Jul-20 20:01:03

Thanks Grumpy

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Thu 30-Jul-20 18:51:57

No, I've never had a dog go through it, but I did have a dog with a chronic injury that was sorted out with a fairly drastic op. It was 100% worth it. It looks as if the alternative here is continual painful flare-ups and I don't think I would put a dog through that if there was a sensible fix.

DizzIzz Thu 30-Jul-20 18:39:35

Anyone offer any advice please?

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DizzIzz Thu 30-Jul-20 10:08:07

Hi, I have a 4 year old cocker spaniel who has had several issues with his lip folds, leading to infections and the most recent flare up has been quite nasty. He has needed almost a month of antibiotics and lots of lotions and potions applied, which he finds painful and cries.
I obviously don’t want him to suffer the rest of his life with this and the upset of cleaning him and hurting him. I spoke to a couple of dog walkers whose dogs had the lip fold surgery with huge success and haven’t looked back. My vet has confirmed that he has a very deep fold on one side so she would recommend the surgery.
The problem is I have such a hang up on him being cut there and putting him through it, feeling very stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Has anyone had this surgery on their dog and please can you advise what the success and recovery was. Any other suggestions more than welcome.

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