15.5 yr. old Shitzu already 80% blind, ruptured his eye 10 days ago

Buggz - blind dogMy old Shitzu who is relatively healthy(except kidney disease & hypothyroidism) was out in the kitchen 10 days ago eating his dinner, he all the sudden came running out yelping, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong and the more I tried to comfort him the more he screamed, I was freaked! Finally after about 45 mins he calmed down enough for me to check him out, his left eye was weepy.

We got him to the vet first thing in the morning, his eye was bleeding and had a visible pin prick that was leaking, when the vet went to take a look Buggz his screaming started again! The Vet told me the eye had to come out, but then changed his mind and we are trying to see if it can heal, the vet said if it wasn’t for Buggz’s age the eye would be taken out.

So now after 10 days of antibiotics,eye drops every 2 hrs. and eye ointment 2 times a night and of course painkillers and wearing a cone 24 hrs. a day, his eye is looking much better, still looks like a pimple with a whitehead, and the white of his eye is bloodshot still but it looks way better and hopefully is healing!

He goes back to the vet on Friday for another re-check. If anyone has had similar happenings please let me know!
The photo is of his eye the first day after injury.

2 thoughts on “15.5 yr. old Shitzu already 80% blind, ruptured his eye 10 days ago

  1. Teresa Asman

    Hi there,
    Can your dog see light/dark shadows? I have put little night lites all around the house because my guy can see light/shadows, it seems to help him find his dishes and stuff. I have him trained to go to the door to go out to pee and stuff, even though I have 7 stairs down to the yard I have have to carry him down and keep a very watchful eye on him! I can almost time him on the clock for when he has to go, maybe keep track and when you think she has to go lead her gently to her pads and tell her to go. Maybe keep one pad with her pee scent on it, it will help her find it!
    When he gets excited or itchy he thrashes around the house and will get stuck in corners or under furniture and basically rams his head into everything, so it is hard for them, just be patient .
    Good luck!

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