Our 8 year old Shih Tzu Chase Alan started his blindness in his left eye. The vet noticed this four months ago. We found a wonderful dog ophthalmologist a week later. We found Chase had glaucoma in both eyes. We started with four eye drops three times daily. The pressure was able to be lowered between 12-19 for a few weeks. It is now September 6th and his right eye now little to no vision. His pressure is now 30-44 in both eyes. We continue the drops and he doesn’t seem in any pain. We watch closely for any changes.
We found a two year old Shih Tzu Annie a month ago to be a companion dog. She to was a rescue as Chase. She is a very sweet dog and both have adjusted well being best friends. Chase is getting around well and learning very fast commands like step down and step up. We have a large home and also a lake condo. He is adjusting to both locations.
Our vet is suggesting removal of both eyes and this makes us nervous! My research says that it is more of a problem for humans and not the dog. I would like to hear from others. I am very close with my dogs and seem to be over protective.