I am writing this to hopefully get some other feedback to our dilemma. We have 2 Basset Hounds. Percy who is 14 years old, and Emily who is 13 years old. Emily has been diagnosed with glaucoma in her right eye. The vet is wanting to remove her eyeball and says that the other eye may contract glaucoma and down the road may have to have her other eye removed.
We rescued Emily when she was 1 1/2 years old from an abusive owner. She and Percy have been my husband and my kids. My concern is Emilys age. The average life span for a Basset Hound is 8-10 years. She is 13 years old and I am very concerned about putting her through the trauma of having her eyeball removed. At the moment we are using eye drops to try to bring the pressure in her eye down.
I don’t know how many of you had your dogs eyeballs removed when they are past their average life span. I just want to do what is best for Emily. I would love to hear your feedback. I would do anything for either of our Bassets but really want to do the best for Emily.
Thank you for your input!