We adopted Daisy 3 yrs ago. We suspect she had been kept as a breeding dog definitely not a pet. She was dirty, lot of medical issues. umbilical hernia,tumours etc., She suffers from full blown separation anxiety to the point of panic attacks when we leave. We have followed all the programs for that but cannot control it. She is our beautiful girl we love her to bits but it is hard as we have to do everything separately. She goes to “doggy daycare on times” when we have to go somewhere together. Now on top of all her problems we have just found out she has PRA Progressive Retina Atrophy – she has lost approx 50-60% of her vision in both eyes.
She had such beautiful eyes as all cockers do – so full of expression. We have been told she will go blind completely within the year. She has advanced cataracts and possibly glaucoma in in the future. So we do not know what the future holds for her or us. We are at the moment trying to take each day, moment at a time. With us inside the house she is happy and content and relaxed but outside she is a bundle of nerves, afraid of everything. She did not need this.