Rescue Shar Pei pup who suffered from eye problems was given a 'face lift' to see again
The procedure changed this pup's life.
Gianella Argao

Facelifts for humans are mostly for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, but for animals, it can be a life-improving procedure. One particular rescue dog’s life is now changed forever, thanks to the facelift he received.

You might be wondering how this is possible. If you are, then stay tuned for this amazing story.

This is the story of a Shar Pei rescue pup.

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Flickr - VirtualWolf

Thanks to a facelift he underwent while in the care of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an 18-month-old Shar Pei rescue dog named Reggie can now see once again.

According to reports, Reggie was rescued by the RSPCA as a puppy and was discovered to be in “unstable and unsafe conditions.”

He was struggling physically.

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Flickr - emdot

Reggie was unfortunately still in trouble after being saved due to the combination of poor breeding and neglect that had affected his health negatively. Poor boy!

When the RSPCA brought him in, Reggie had “severe skin sores” and multiple patches all over his skin. He also had a bad eye infection in both of his eyes because of the creases in his facial skin. He was at risk of losing his eyesight.

Reggie was in such bad shape.

Reggie needed 24-hour eye care, and as his eyesight deteriorated, the medical staff determined that a more long-term cure for the eye infections was necessary. Time was critical at this point and he had to get more aggressive treatments ASAP.

The RSPCA veterinarians determined that a facelift may help Reggie regain his eyesight and maintain it because the infections were brought on by the folds of skin on his face.

They had to do a facelift.

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Flickr - gomagoti

On July 8, RSPCA Brighton posted a comparative image of Reggie on Facebook with the following caption:

“Poor Reggie the Shar Pei had so many wrinkles he couldn’t see so we had to give a facelift! He’s now recovering and enjoying his new view of the world.”

Indeed, the boy now looks a lot better.

His skin folds are now out of his eyes and he seems to be seeing a lot clearer now, thanks to the efforts of the veterinarians from RSPCA.

The American Kennel Club claims that health problems, particularly eye problems, are widespread in Reggie’s breed. Due to their breeding, Shar Pei dogs are susceptible to a wide range of health problems, including gastrointestinal, immune-mediated, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, skin, and eye ailments. They may also develop some malignancies.

After Reggie completely heals and recovers, the RSPCA wishes to place him with a loving family who will shower him with all the affection he deserves. With everything he has been through, he deserves to find a forever home where he will be loved more than anything.

We are grateful things turned out the way they did and we wish Reggie a long, healthy life full of rubs and kisses. He definitely deserves nothing less. Kudos to RSPCA Brighton for giving this wonderful boy a beautiful second shot at life.

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