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    Default Dog Problem - Health/Eyesight

    She is almost 8 yrs old... from Sosua.
    Mix 50/50 Germ & Belg Shepherd

    Recently she went blind - fast !!
    so she hasn't got accustomed to her 'world'

    Falls down stairs....bumps into walls - inside & outside.

    Couldn't see me when I arrived today --- had vision when I left a month ago

    Main man says a poisonous insect or centipede got her.... she eats bugs.

    Being a Shepherd , she like to be by my side... but is lost now

    Eating almost nothing....

    Anybody ever hear of this before ??
    the sudden blindness ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    She is almost 8 yrs old... from Sosua.
    Mix 50/50 Germ & Belg Shepherd

    Recently she went blind - fast !!
    so she hasn't got accustomed to her 'world'

    Falls down stairs....bumps into walls - inside & outside.

    Couldn't see me when I arrived today --- had vision when I left a month ago

    Main man says a poisonous insect or centipede got her.... she eats bugs.

    Being a Shepherd , she like to be by my side... but is lost now

    Eating almost nothing....

    Anybody ever hear of this before ??
    the sudden blindness ??
    Yes, guy I know who retired to Mexico had this problem with his Collie SARD or similar, sudden Macular degeneration that can occur in only a couple days Check online for Cushing’s syndrome I believe

    Good luck, he/she will adapt in time

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    Looked at it ID... she won't eat hardly at all....

    some of the other things... urination, but she's thin... been so for about a year
    never a great eater....

    all the age references fit... both types of disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Looked at it ID... she won't eat hardly at all....

    some of the other things... urination, but she's thin... been so for about a year
    never a great eater....

    all the age references fit... both types of disease
    Is it treatable? If I recall, my friend had to give his Collie steroid injections and then tablets

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    Poor thing if you have stairs in your house, you might want to get a kiddie gate to avoid tumbles. I've seen people use bells also to help their blind dog follow them. Hope she feels better soon.

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    We had that happen with our elderly rottie. Started with white gunk, and lost most of her sight very quickly. Vet came immediately and left us with needles and a vial that we had to inject her with weekly. Not sure what it was, caretaker had it. Poor girl panicked last year when one of the hurricanes hit, got out somehow, and being mostly blind couldn’t find her way back in. Some young hoodlums saw her, big rottie, got scared and threw stones at her and killed her. Broke my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    She is almost 8 yrs old... from Sosua.
    Mix 50/50 Germ & Belg Shepherd

    Recently she went blind - fast !!
    so she hasn't got accustomed to her 'world'

    Falls down stairs....bumps into walls - inside & outside.

    Couldn't see me when I arrived today --- had vision when I left a month ago

    Main man says a poisonous insect or centipede got her.... she eats bugs.

    Being a Shepherd , she like to be by my side... but is lost now

    Eating almost nothing....

    Anybody ever hear of this before ??
    the sudden blindness ??
    Have you taken the dog to the vet? That should be your first move.

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    I would take her to Klinica Kanina in Santiago.
    The husband and wife team are really good,
    809 581 7829
    I will be happy to go with you.

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    Firstly, YES LT.... vet was the first call.....second is to you

    And AE...she still wanders off property...dangerous I think

    Kate.... a few stairs...she’s learning well

    Next vet suggested antibiotics 2x daily.... migh5 reverse the blindness
    He suspects a parasite

    We’ll see

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