Murphy is a 7 year old male Dachshund. He is so full of life! I have two Dachshunds and by far, Murphy was my favorite! (Sorry Guiness).
Murphy wasn’t like a regular Dachshund. He ran and played and jumped to catch Frisbees and his treats. He rustled with me and my son on the floor.
One day, I noticed that he wasn’t able to catch the treats in his mouth. they were smacking him on the face. Similarly, I noticed that he wasn’t playing with us or his mate. I watched him for a few days and tried to understand what might have happened. I took him into the vets office and they confirmed his was blind. Nothing was wrong with his eyes, they said. They were perfect. It could be something back in his brain however. Finding out would only tell me that he could possibly have a tumor – and that would kill me because I could never afford that kind of surgery.
So on his word, we just started making him more comfortable and use to functioning blind.
Backstory – one week before I noticed his blindness, my 3 year old son overfed Murphy to the point that Murphy developed bloat. Not once but 2 times I had to take him to the vet for him to have fluids and be monitored. Bloat, I was told, could kill him.
Now, forward to the blindness, I suggested that there was a relationship between the bloats and his blindness but the Vet reassured me there was not.
I am looking to help Murphy re-gain some of his spunk. He was so happy go lucky but now is depressed and sad.How do I help my little angel re-gain his vitality?