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Willow – Struggling with Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

I have a 3 year old long haired Daschund called Willow. 6 months ago, after noticing her having difficulties navigating her way around I sought help from an eye specialist, who diagnosed her with PRA .

Literally in the last week, she has completely lost her sight.  I am really struggling with seeing her so disorientated, and the fact she is by far the most loving dog I have ever had.

I worked for the RSPCA for 8 years, looking to become an inspector – I can’t help feeling this is selfish and cruel, to be in darkness for the next 10 or so years – heartbroken 😥

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  1. Nicole Waldron

    Hi Stacey —

    Willow’s story is the same as my dog Jack. Jack was diagnosed with PRA in October ’17, and he’s just about completely blind now. Or maybe he is completely blind; it’s hard to tell sometimes. Anyway, he’s 9. He’s disoriented, and bumping into things, etc. I’m not too happy about it either, but he’s not in any pain from it and I think once we both get used to it, we’ll be ok. I think I’m going to get him something that can help with bumping into things, as I don’t want him to lose confidence.

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