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  • William posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hi, I’m new here, but about a month ago my 13 year old Jack Russell had a stroke, she just got her legs coordinated, able to go up and downstairs, she even chases toy mouse on a stick.

    About 10 days ago, she had a vacant look in her eyes, we tried calling her, she just looked all over the place.

    We knew she was blind, we have experience with blind dogs (we found a black lab puppy who was blind). Problem is Coco is older, and is having a much harder time dealing with being blind, although the sweet dog still chases her little mouth, only by hearing it squeal.

    Is there anything I can do to make this transition easier for Coco as well as for us?

    • What is the cause of the blindness?

      • We took her to the vet about a month ago, when she had a stroke, the vet, not ours, didn’t take her blood pressure.

        She went blind 10 days ago, our vet said her blood pressure was through the roof, and possibly she had a tumor, which caused her to go blind.

        So she’s on a blood pressure medication, and another med to help and maybe her blindness is only temporary.

        • It’s been a few days now. How is she going?

          • She’s doing good, she tries to go up the stairs, she sits in the area where she knows she eats, she makes wide circles so she could get the parameter of the room, she’s definitely a fighter, she’s not going down without a fight.

          • She’s doing good, she tries to go up the stairs, she sits in the area where she knows she eats, she makes wide circles so she could get the parameter of the room, she’s definitely a fighter, she’s not going down without a fight.