Yesterday, I saw my dog laying very still in my yard. When I picked her up, she could only move her head. In 3 hours she was able to walk and move again. But the vet said she had turned blind. Now it's really difficult to train her. She can't see me anymore. I wondering if I should euthanize her or if she's gonna die in furtire. What do you think?
How old is your dog? Just because it has gone blind doesn't mean life is over. And I would want to know why it suddendly went blind, what caused it? My family has a 17 year old poodle mix, that is blind, and hard of hearing. She has been this way for many, many years. She is sweet, and her quality of life is still good, so she keeps going strong. Fortunatly they have other dogs, that actaully act as seeing eye dogs for her. Once in awhile, she has wondered too close to the road, and two of the other dogs go to her, get on each side of her and lead her back to the front of the house. Please tell us the rest of your story.
training would be the last thing on my mind, why is she blind and what caused it if its perminant then you deal with it. you dont put down your dog because it goes blind you learn to handle the situation and go on. if you cant you find a family(your vet can help) that can deal with it and give your dog a loving home to live out his or her life.
Our 125# black lab went blind at age 6. We never moved any furniture, kept his food in the same place and played with him daily and chased each other in the back yard. Granted he was blind, but we had him another 6 years before we lost him to a stroke. As the opthalmologist vet said"dogs don't know this isn't the way it's supposed to be, so they adapt." I wouldn't trade anything for those extra 6 years with Beau.