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|07-22-2014 08:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
|07-22-2014 07:39 PM|
|Chip18||Is this a "common" small furry dog problem?? Shih tzu and Lapso Alpso's are on our small dog list.|
|07-22-2014 07:20 PM|
Thankyou. Just saw ur msg. We need this as I worry about her poking her other eye. And as much as my other dogs try not to step on her shes always underfoot. She has been following them alot lately. Im worried Dexters nails might scratch her. As you can see hes her babysitter but hes always on the side of her bad eye. The right one.
Dexter the babysitter
|07-20-2014 03:01 PM|
While she's healing, you might consider a "protective visor" (to keep her from running to sprinklers, trees, etc.). Several people on the Yahoo Blind Dog list use them:
OPTIVIZOR PROTECTS YOUR DOGS EYES & FACE-Big Dee's Tack & Doghouse
Doggles also can serve the same purpose (protecting the vulnerable eye socket while it heals).
We have a fully blind one, and the "Watch It" notice cue helps him a lot when he's about to run into something -- we warn him, and he stops and veers to the side. You could teach it for just the one side.
Train yourself to be cognizant when approaching her from the blind side. Teach a notice cue on that side when you approach and are reaching for her (we use "Touch" for our dog's cue, but any word will work). It's avoids startling the dog needlessly, and it seems to make them feel a lot more secure in their space when they know what's coming.
|07-18-2014 11:30 AM|
Great to hear!!
For the bumping into things, that will level out. She is having to relearn her vision - if that makes sense.
|07-18-2014 09:47 AM|
|Msmaria||Shes getting her stitches out today. Hair is growing back in. Shes doing so much better. Playing and wrestling with the other dogs. Snuggles with us again, comes to play and lets us pick her up. For the past months ive been thinking she was grumpy because shes getting old but it must have been the pain from the cancer and glaucoma because theres such a difference. I know it was a hard choice but if I had too id do it again. Fyi shes still bumping into things though but not as often. When she gets stuck in the corner she doesnt stay there anymore she will back out so thats an improvement too.|
|07-09-2014 09:33 AM|
|Msmaria||I hope he does settle down soon. My shih tzu is the only one who slept last night as my gsd was up, running through the yard barking at every noise. I had to crate him for awhile. I think hes getting used to being up because he brought me his toy at 3am in the morning and is fast asleep now. Yep, my turn to wake him up. Thanks for all the thoughts. I hope the other eye stays good. Heres a pic of her asleep on my bed. Would post a pic of her right eye but as twyla knows, its pretty gross looking and still swollen|
|07-09-2014 08:33 AM|
I feel the same as others. He knows your one dog isn't well and is being protective. I'm sure as your other dog heals, he'll settle down and go back to his old self.
He sounds like a sweet and sensitive guy, who worries about his pack
|07-09-2014 06:54 AM|
Originally Posted by Msmaria View Post
With your dog's urine being so dark, can be an indication of not enough water or like you said, holding it to long. Ask your vet for ph strips to test acidity in her urine.
The cranberry I give Shadow is supplement form.
|07-09-2014 01:11 AM|
|my boy diesel||
i would guess he knows the older dog is hurting and is vulnerable
therefore he is being proactive in warning others to stay away from his pack
hope all goes well for the old girl
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