I have a 13 yr. old collie. The best dog ever. She would never hurt a flea. Two months ago she started having bladder problems and showed signs of hip dysplasia. Two weeks after she was on pain medication for her hips and an antibiotic for a uti she went blind. Now all she does is lay around. She does't bark, wag her tail or even stand up for a treat. My family tells me it's time to let her go, but I think she is just depressed because of the blindness. Please help! I hate the thought of her suffering, but I don't want to end her life if she is not suffering. How can you tell?
This is one of the hardest parts of owning a dog. Many times they are suffering but will never let you know. I asked my vet this same question, his best answer was, you will just know when the time is right. No one in your family, unless they love the dog as much as you can tell you when the time is right, you will just know in you heart that it is time to end the suffering. If you don't think she's in pain, give her some time to adjust to the blindness. My Aunt has a 22 year old poodle that is blind, and is happy, she just runs into things. Listen to your heart, and your dog, and you'll figure it out. Best of luck, I know how hard it is to decide when it is time.
Of course I can't see the dog, but maybe its painful to get up, or walk. Take the dog in the Vets and get the Vets opinion.Its cool how sometimes a simple anti-inflamitory injection can make the difference, give it a go, first.
When I look up into the sky, I think to myself, Wheres the ceiling?