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RE: OT- animals health issues

Donna, how old is your dog?  Did the vet say why it happened or whether it
could be reversed?  We have had blind dogs in the past.  Some adapt.  Some
don't.  They tend to walk right next to you, if their hearing and sense of
smell is intact and they can learn pathways the same way, given you have
time to walk them through the paths a few times.  Naturally there is fear at
first and disorientation.  Sudden blindness takes time to get used to.  Be
sure to touch her, pet her talk to her a LOT right now.  She will need that
comforting and reassuring familiarity of your touch and your voice.

Please let me know how she does, Donna.  I know this is painful for you.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Donna
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:25 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] OT- animals health issues

Does anyone have a dog or cat that is blind? Do they adapt? 

It appears my dog went blind today. I took her to the vet, he gave me some
pills and drops - and her a couple shots.

I don't have my hopes up that this is going to work. Right now she is not
suffering per say, but she can't be disoriented forever. She does have a lot
of health issues, so thinking maybe this is the time.

Going to give it a couple days....then decide what to do.


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