Warning: this video contains footage of surgery that may be uncomfortable to watch. Viewer discretion advised.
A sickly little kitten arrived at Vet Ranch with no name. He was covered in fleas, but that wasn’t the worst of it. This kitten’s eyes were so severely damaged and rotten that Dr. Matt believed that the kitten would never regain his vision. Dr. Matt and his staff aren’t sure what happened to this kitten or how he came to them as sick as he was. The only thing they know about him was that he was found by a kind person and brought to Vet Ranch for help. Dr. Matt believed that his mother abandoned him, but this little kitten will not be abandoned again. Dr. Matt took on this little guy’s case, named him Mr. Peepers, and set out on the long journey of healing this cutie.
Mr. Peepers was given baths to combat his fleas and was given oral medication and eye drops to help heal his eyes. As time passed, his eyes did get a little better, but never fully healed. And he never gained his vision. Since Mr. Peepers eyes could easily become the source of an infection, Dr. Matt wanted to prevent that and give the kitten a better quality of life. So the decision was made that Dr. Matt would remove Mr. Peepers eyes.
After Mr. Peepers grew stronger, Dr. Matt took him into surgery. And what do you know; the surgery was a success! The day after his surgery, Mr. Peepers was back to acting like the playful kitten that he was. And after two months, Mr. Peepers was fully recovered! He easily maintained his fun loving spirit and interacts with his furry friends like any normal kitten. His lack of eyes doesn’t stop this little guy from living his life to the fullest and most importantly… having fun!