Oscar is my terrific loving pug. He is seven years old and has recently (6 days ago) become blind.
Here is his story.
Two years ago Oscar had an accident and lost his eye. He had to have it removed for health sake. On Saturday I came home and saw Oscars other eye was protruding and badly damaged. I rushed him to the emergency vet and they said he was now blind..a small chance of regaining his sight.
His eye is now healing yet no sight..no pupil dilation. So now I’m in the position of coming to terms that Oscar will be blind forever. It breaks my heart but I’m trying to be strong. He seems to do well outside, I have not leashed him because he has always be free. We live in a very safe area with large fields and I’m trying to have him follow me in the same path daily..he’s becoming happy outside.
Inside though he is shaky and scared. My kids and husband and I have all been taking shifts to be with Oscar so he’s never left, mainly because I want his eye to heal before I let him “out on his own” so to speak. He is still wearing a cone to allow his eye to heal.
So I’ve read of using scents, I don’t really get that. I though of putting different bell sounds on each of my other dogs ( I have 3 others).. Is this a good idea? Also is it a good idea for me to have a sound with me when I walk outside..so he can follow. He HATES the leash, and I really want to avoid that when we take our daily walks, which he has always adored. He never runs, he is quiet and kind of slow so I’m not so I’m not concerned with him rum in off. The other dogs also seem to be keeping him safe. Obviously I know he needs a harness and leach when not in our field. Also how about water. I have to bring it to him and am afraid he might be thirsty some time when I’m not here. And how about stairs?? Can blind dogs learn to climb up and down. Sorry for so many questions, I just want him to have the best life he can have. I’m so terribly sad about this, but am trying to be strong..any help is greatly appreciated.