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My Dog Went Suddenly Blind Today

 
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My dog went blind quickly, too, but was urinating a lot for the days prior. My dog had diabetes and was on insulin for a couple of years. If your dog has diabetes and it turns out that it has cataracts, you will likely need to either get surgery or run the risk of losing it in a couple of years. By surgery, I'm talking cataract surgery. I did not do that as my dog was old and we were not sure how well he'd do. That being said, when cararacts mature, at least in dogs, their eyes swell and are painful. When that happened, rather than take his eyes out, we put him to sleep.

Find out ASAP what your dog's problem is and go from there. Best of luck to you and your buddy.
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Microwave radiation has been shown to cause cataracts and blindness in people. Some dogs will experience sudden health effects with exposure to RF emitting devices like wifi routers, DECT phones and smart meters. Neither people nor dogs evolved with the kind of EMR exposures found today in nearly every home. Unless your pets are making calls and surfing the web while you're away, there shouldn't be a need to leave these things on. If you had a smart meter installed recently, you may be able to "opt out."
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Please take your animal to the vet. This really isn't something to ask or be answered on the intraweb.

Hope it works out.
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I wonder what ended up happening with the OP's dog. Is she OK?

I've never had a dog go blind, but our 19-year old cat went suddenly blind shortly before having a stroke that put him into a coma, which he never woke up from. We had to put him to sleep.
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has the dog ever gotten into large amounts of candy? Happened to my pug. She went blind litereally over night. She started having these weird spells and one time she suddenly froze solid for 10 minutes staring blankly into space. She didn't respond to us or anything. She ended up having diabetes and addison's disease.
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Well, at least it will never see you put the shotgun to its head...

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Well, at least it will never see you put the shotgun to its head...
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It's most likely SARDS, Sudden Acquired Retinal Deterioation Syndrome. The rods and cones of the eyes stop working overnight. It happens in pure breed female dogs after the age of seven. Sorry, there is no cure. The very same thing happened to our dog. She acquired glaucoma a bit later. Her eyes swelled up so bad, no meds helped. We had to have both her eyes removed because of the severe pain she was in. From the swelling. I say this not to upset you, but you need to know this is a distinct possibility. Your story sounds exactly like what happened to our baby.
You will need to retrain her. Get a clicker and have her follow you around slowly through the house. Talk to her and make more noise as she learns to memorize the layout. Do not move furniture. Instead, if she is about to run into anything, tell her to stop and turn as you gently prod her in a safe direction. After a few weeks, she'll be able to maneuver with little difficulty and much more confidence. Play with her, give her treats to keep her busy so she doesn't get depressed. And stay positive!
I would take her to an animal eye specialist. Most regular vets won't know what is wrong. And don't worry. With dedication and lots of love, she'll do great. Our baby did. Most people have no idea she's blind 'til they see she has no eyes. Best of luck to you!
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We woke up this morning and our dog was not herself.

After observing her for a few hours we realized she went blind. The blindness came suddenly (overnight) and is total.

She cannot see anything and is incredibly frightened.

Has any had an experience like this?

Will she get better? How much better?

I have seen blind dogs have full lives before and want to encourage her to use other senses to cope.

Any advice would sure help, please.
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The first thing that came into my mind when
I read your thread was: Insulin reaction.
Get your dog checked out for diabetes--
if it is caught in time, the eye problem
may be reversible.
I really feel badly that you are having
this problem. Please don't put the dog
down....You could work around this set-back.
Cheers!
SK

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My pup had a rabies shot and went blind a day or do later. The fluid in the eye clouded up. It lasted about a week and then she was perfectly fine. Our vet, who is my sister, said that happened occasionally. She reported it to the vaccine maker and they gave her credit for the whole batch of vaccine.

Good luck!
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It's most likely SARDS, Sudden Acquired Retinal Deterioation Syndrome. The rods and cones of the eyes stop working overnight. It happens in pure breed female dogs after the age of seven. Sorry, there is no cure. The very same thing happened to our dog. She acquired glaucoma a bit later. Her eyes swelled up so bad, no meds helped. We had to have both her eyes removed because of the severe pain she was in. From the swelling. I say this not to upset you, but you need to know this is a distinct possibility. Your story sounds exactly like what happened to our baby.
You will need to retrain her. Get a clicker and have her follow you around slowly through the house. Talk to her and make more noise as she learns to memorize the layout. Do not move furniture. Instead, if she is about to run into anything, tell her to stop and turn as you gently prod her in a safe direction. After a few weeks, she'll be able to maneuver with little difficulty and much more confidence. Play with her, give her treats to keep her busy so she doesn't get depressed. And stay positive!
I would take her to an animal eye specialist. Most regular vets won't know what is wrong. And don't worry. With dedication and lots of love, she'll do great. Our baby did. Most people have no idea she's blind 'til they see she has no eyes. Best of luck to you!
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FYI, she went blind at age 7, removed her eyes at age 11. She's 15 now and happy and healthy. Do not put her to sleep, there are many happy years ahead.
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Your dog needs to be checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible we had an elderly cat that went blind due to high blood pressure although it was not sudden perhaps your dogs blindness was not sudden.
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Hi, We have a very similar problem to the ones above about our 6 year old Golden Retriever female.

About a week ago we noticed her eyes were looking more droopy than normal, so we took her to the vet.
The vet gave her some Atropine drops and we were told to go back a week later.
My dogs my best friend in the world and after 3 days she was not better, her eye looked cloudy and grey and my friends dog who was blind had looked just like it.
So I told my mom to go back to the vet, they weren't sure and told us to go to the medical center.

We got back from there last night and they told us one eye is infact blind, the other might go as well and I noticed it's looking like the first eye did a week ago.

Were going back today to do tests, I did not go yesterday, only my mom but the doctor suggested some pretty harsh diagnoses.

One was glaucoma, one was cancer.

The doctor did not suggest SARDS or IMR, so I told my mom to ask about that today.

Also, she has never eaten that much, and still isn't.

Altho she is drinking a lott of water, and she has been peeing in the house and where she lays..She never does that either and is extremely well trained.

My thoughts about her peeing was because she is just depressed and scared to move too much because she is becoming more blind by the hour.

She was always the most active dog ever too and playful, so maybe this is a huge shock to her and she is coping with it by not wanting to get out of bed.

Does anyone have any ideas on what else it could be?..I really find it disturbing that the doctor can write this off as cancer immediately but I guess we will know more after today.
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TAKE YOUR DOG TO THE VET IMMEDIATELY....TAKE YOU DOG TO AN ANIMAL ER .

DON'T BE TRYING TO GUESS ON GLP WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED.

GET YOUR PET TO A VET IMMEDIATELY.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? WHY HAVE YOU WAITED THIS LONG ALREADY COMING HERE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?

TAKE YOUR DOG TO A VET IMMEDIATELY.
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For the love of god ^ THIS ^
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Sorry to hear about that - our dogs are family to us, too. Let us know what the vet says...
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My dog was diagnosed with diabetis 6 weeks ago and became blind over night because of the increased sugar get him checked out for a rise in sugar.
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Don't waste big money on pets. If something like this occurs, just spend the fifty bucks and get it euthanized.
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We woke up this morning and our dog was not herself.

After observing her for a few hours we realized she went blind. The blindness came suddenly (overnight) and is total.

She cannot see anything and is incredibly frightened.

Has any had an experience like this?

Will she get better? How much better?

I have seen blind dogs have full lives before and want to encourage her to use other senses to cope.

Any advice would sure help, please.
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How old is your dog?

What did you feed your dog the day before this occurred?
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Our Emma - 1/2 Mastiff and 1/2 St Bernard - went almost completely blind in the last week or two. She died on Saturday. 8 1/2 yrs old. She didn't even appear sick. Pretty much regular appetite, thirst, toilet habits. Her coat had gotten somewhat dry but I thought that was age. I'm inclined to think her kidneys failed because of previous issues she'd had.
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Well, at least it will never see you put the shotgun to its head...
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What a fked up thing to say to the OP .. maybe you can go blind so you cant read what I really WANTA SAY!!! .. FREKIN. .. .....









EXERCIZE YOUR COMMON SENCE INSTEAD OF WACKIN OFF dude! ( MORALS MY asS! )
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Are you using any flea or tick medication? There is one type that is from walmart that is POISON and plenty of bad things have happened to pets that are using it.
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My dog suddenly went blind due to advanced cushings.
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Well, at least it will never see you put the shotgun to its head...
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So edgy, careful to not cut yourself on the edges.
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Don't waste big money on pets. If something like this occurs, just spend the fifty bucks and get it euthanized.
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you disgust me, you have no feelings, I would gladly give 50 bucks to get you put down, you insensitve moron. I would give my soul to save my animals...
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My 14 yr old Scotty did..

She had gone deaf about 6 months earlier, over the course of about a year her hearing became worse. Then one morning she just stood near her bowl and we noticed her searching for it.

We knew she had a cataract in one eye and couldn't see, but apparently she had been losing vision in the other eye over the course of time and we didn't know it. She didn't move around much and we would stomp walk to provide vibration for her to follow, but she really only got out of her bed to relieve herself and eat.

Now our 12 yr old yorkie, who has a cataract and diabetes is about 90% blind in the day and completely blind at night or in overcast weather. He seems to see shadows and he gets around very well in sunny weather and tries in overcast weather, but bumps in to things.
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We woke up this morning and our dog was not herself.

After observing her for a few hours we realized she went blind. The blindness came suddenly (overnight) and is total.

She cannot see anything and is incredibly frightened.

Has any had an experience like this?

Will she get better? How much better?

I have seen blind dogs have full lives before and want to encourage her to use other senses to cope.

Any advice would sure help, please.
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dude i know this is an old thread but im so grateful to read it bc same shit happened to me in october w/my shitzu

i left for a 5 day roadtrip. dog was fine.

when i came back - the dogs eyes were grayed over and he had gobs of stringy whatever-u-called coming from his eyes.

my bro-in-law is a vet, so i called him, he told me to flush his eyes with warm water/salt. *i did that and later in the week it cleared up

in the meantime the dog was blind. he has i believe a limited peripheral view bc of how he looks at things -

net sources just say that it can be an infection (and they dont say what) or cataracts - but he was fine when i left - and when i returned he was blind.
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I am so sorry


What do you think happened?

My granpa had a dachshund that lived for 26 years

It was blind by the end too

His name was skippy, I loved that dog

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Careful you don't go blind yourself AC m8

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Its appetite will of cause grow and grow, and then you point your finger at its hunger?
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aww *lots and lots and lots of cuddles* to comfort her

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Rusty, our 18 month-old Italian Greyhound suddenly lost his sight last night/this morning.

We took him to the vet. His eyes were TOTALLY dilated. Blood work came back normal and the ocular pressure test was also normal.

The vet said she had seen this once before, after 3 days the other dog was fine.

The visit was $120 and the dilation prescription another $108. GRRR!

This evening he is back to normal!!!!!

We think that he ate a bunch of kumquats from under our tree. We had a hard freeze and they all fell off. We think they fermented and is the cause of the problem.

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