Adopted at 4 y/o, now going on 6. SARDS diagnosed 9 months after adoption. He has adapted like a champ, believe our other dog is key. He is an amazing terrier mix but did notice increase in thirst, appetite several months before diagnosis.
Very difficult adjustment at first but with patience and love, he seems quite happy. I am sad that he cannot see, but think it bothers me more than him. First year is hardest but well worth it. He is a gift.