My dog has glaucoma and the vet wants to remove the eye to relieve the pressure. This is very expensive and I am hoping there is something holistic that can help relieve the pressure. Can you help me? tks…
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. Glaucoma is a very wide-ranging disease. Glaucoma pressure comes from the eyes drainage canals becoming clogged over time. There are severities of glaucoma that in early stages can be treated with medication, but in late stages if the optic nerve is damaged treatment is by surgery. Intraocular pressure is quite painful so unfortunately sometimes surgery is necessary.
Since I don’t know the severity of your dog’s disease, I can suggest several supplements but this is only assuming the glaucoma is in the early stages. An excellent supplement for eyes and vision is Ocu-Clear by Thorne. Anti-oxidants are necessary for overall health and Cell Advance by Vetri-Science or Small Animal Anti-Oxidant by Thorne are both exceptional for whole body nutrients. Immugen also by Thorne additionally supports optimal immune function.
If you are questioning the surgery, I highly suggest seeking a second opinion to re-evaluate the severity and treatment of the glaucoma. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA