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Old February 23rd 07, 09:01 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default How do you adjust to your baby going blind?

Granted he isn't a baby by # of years but he is my first furkid. In
the last year he has had what i would call rapid onset of cataracts.
He does have dry eyes and is on tacrolimous (sp?) eye drops. This
winter has been especially hard on him with the snow and sunny days.
He is really blind and runs into things before his eyes adjust. I've
been trying to pick him up when he comes back in on the bad days. Now
he seems to be getting disoriented in the back yard and not beign able
to find his way back to the door. It is so sad. Up until the last
year or two he has always acted about 5 yrs younger than he is. He
will be 15 in july. ..I know he is old (miniature poodle). I'm
hoping when the snow melts he won't get so lost in the yard. His nose
is about the only thing that is still 100% or close to it. I plan
on having his eyes evaluated by a opthamologist.. just to make sure he
isnt' in any pain. He already has tons of allergies and is on
prescription food and allergy shots.

thanks

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Old March 1st 07, 05:07 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default How do you adjust to your baby going blind?

On Feb 23, 3:01 pm, wrote:
Granted he isn't a baby by # of years but he is my first furkid. In
the last year he has had what i would call rapid onset of cataracts.
He does have dry eyes and is on tacrolimous (sp?) eye drops. This
winter has been especially hard on him with the snow and sunny days.
He is really blind and runs into things before his eyes adjust. I've
been trying to pick him up when he comes back in on the bad days. Now
he seems to be getting disoriented in the back yard and not beign able
to find his way back to the door. It is so sad. Up until the last
year or two he has always acted about 5 yrs younger than he is. He
will be 15 in july. ..I know he is old (miniature poodle). I'm
hoping when the snow melts he won't get so lost in the yard. His nose
is about the only thing that is still 100% or close to it. I plan
on having his eyes evaluated by a opthamologist.. just to make sure he
isnt' in any pain. He already has tons of allergies and is on
prescription food and allergy shots.

thanks


Many times, a dog's blindness is harder on the owner than the dog.
When my beloved, now gone, standard poodle lost his sight, the vet
cautioned me to remember that the dog does not know that losing his
sight is unnatural/undesirable, so he is not as upset over it as a
person would be to lose his sight. His only piece of advice was to
NOT move the furniture and to NOT leave a dresser drawer out (not
pushed in). When your dog seems lost in the backyard (and you are
prob. right, the snow covers his scent cues)...you could tap on the
door/window to give him a sound clue, or open the door and call to
him. Fifteen is a good long life...and you and the vet can evaluate
his quality of life and make the proper decisions. Best wishes to one
and all!

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Old March 1st 07, 09:40 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default How do you adjust to your baby going blind?

Thanks. He is still pretty perky, although he does sleep more with
his age. He is a miniature poodle. I took him to a holistic vet last
week who does chiropractic and accupuncture. I think it helped. The
vet said if you can afford to do this every 2-4 months it will really
help him in his last years. I know what chiropractic has done for
me. ..so if i have to cut something out once in a while to get him
done I will )



On Mar 1, 12:07 am, "crosem" wrote:
On Feb 23, 3:01 pm, wrote:







Granted he isn't a baby by # of years but he is my first furkid. In
the last year he has had what i would call rapid onset of cataracts.
He does have dry eyes and is on tacrolimous (sp?) eye drops. This
winter has been especially hard on him with the snow and sunny days.
He is really blind and runs into things before his eyes adjust. I've
been trying to pick him up when he comes back in on the bad days. Now
he seems to be getting disoriented in the back yard and not beign able
to find his way back to the door. It is so sad. Up until the last
year or two he has always acted about 5 yrs younger than he is. He
will be 15 in july. ..I know he is old (miniature poodle). I'm
hoping when the snow melts he won't get so lost in the yard. His nose
is about the only thing that is still 100% or close to it. I plan
on having his eyes evaluated by a opthamologist.. just to make sure he
isnt' in any pain. He already has tons of allergies and is on
prescription food and allergy shots.


thanks


Many times, a dog's blindness is harder on the owner than the dog.
When my beloved, now gone, standard poodle lost his sight, the vet
cautioned me to remember that the dog does not know that losing his
sight is unnatural/undesirable, so he is not as upset over it as a
person would be to lose his sight. His only piece of advice was to
NOT move the furniture and to NOT leave a dresser drawer out (not
pushed in). When your dog seems lost in the backyard (and you are
prob. right, the snow covers his scent cues)...you could tap on the
door/window to give him a sound clue, or open the door and call to
him. Fifteen is a good long life...and you and the vet can evaluate
his quality of life and make the proper decisions. Best wishes to one
and all!






 




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