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Dogtown: A trip to Vegas to get sight restored

A Lab mix whose blindness is believed to have led to aggression toward other dogs, preventing her from being adoptable, heads to Las Vegas on tomorrow night’s episode of Dogtown for surgery that could restore her sight.

Dr. Patti Iampietro, of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, accompanies Lake, whose blindness was caused by cataracts, to Las Vegas for the surgery, performed by Michael Brinkman, a veterinary opthamologist.

Dogtown airs Friday at 10 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel

Brinkman was also a pioneer in devleoping glasses for dogs.


Comment from bluhawkk
Time January 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I don’t have cable, so you better be ready to post the outcome.

Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time January 14, 2010 at 6:57 pm

A couple of dogs ago, I learned first-hand that certain doggie ailments — impending loss of sight or hearing, ear infections, chronic pains or impairments that are not obvious to us humans — invariably render friendly and docile dogs as abruptly aggressive to other animals and sometimes humans. Just as we are often cautioned about changes in our beloved human elders, sharp changes in dogs’ personalities can often be traced to some encroaching ailment. Can’t wait for this program, JW, so THANKS for the heads-up!

Comment from PugMom
Time January 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Dogtown is a great show! Such positive messages and stories are shared thanks to them.