My Yorkie George just went blind. It happened so fast! Seven months ago at his yearly exam I was told that he was too heavy so my husband and I switched to a much more nutritional food for all the dogs (3). George lost weight over a course of six or seven months and we were very happy. He slimmed down and there was less wear and tear on his joints and little legs. We thought all was going great.
Then we noticed a difference in his right eye just days ago. We were outside at the time and thought maybe it was the sunlight making him look different. The next day, in the house, I realized his eye still looked strange (cloudy). Called the vet and the next day after his appointment found out he had diabetes.
At this point, he had complete blindness in one eye and was losing sight in the other. Got schooled on how to administer the insulin and the next day he was completely blind. I was shocked and still am so sad. My husband says that “He’ll get used to it.” I get that, but I am not getting used to it. I feel so sad and guilty, like I should have noticed something sooner but now it’s too late.
Considering it’s only been a couple days, he is doing pretty well. I know he is scared and confused but he seems to be handling it ok. I’m hoping when we get the diabetes under control that we can have at least one eye repaired. I’m told it’s not likely with a diabetic but I am going to try my hardest. It kills me that George can’t see me, or anything else.