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Dog Eye Lens Subluxation

by Roberta
(Leslie, Missouri)

I have a Jack Russell terrier who has been diagnosed with a lens subluxation in both eyes. The left lens is worse than his right.

My question relates to whether there is a natural supplement which will help strengthen the fibers of the lens and/or alleviate the inflammation relative thereto? I would appreciate knowing the name of the supplement and/or useful herbs, dosage, available vendors, etc.

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Mar 14, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Dog Eye Lens Subluxation
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

March 14, 2014

Hi Roberta,
The main supplement that I know of that is specific for eye tissue, is from Standard Process called 'Iplex'

It is for humans, so I would give your Jack Russell Terrier only 1/4-1/3 of a capsule in the food two times daily.

Also, it would be best to AVOID any more vaccinations. You may need to seek the help of a holistic veterinarian to write an exemption form.
And consider that a holistic veterinarian can use homeopathic remedies that may also help to slow or alleviate the problem.

To find a holistic veterinarian in your area click on the link below
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Regarding diet, NO DRY DOG food. I suggest you consider a transition to a raw diet. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options,

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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