I have been displaying signs of being
First diagnosed at the end of 2011. Vet said 'mild' cataract but mom could not even see anything then. She could finally see opaque-y thingy in my eyes like 1, 2 years back.
This last few months, the cataract in my right eye suddenly looked much worse.
Can you see the whitish thingy on my right eye? It looks worse off-camera
Mom thinks it is 99% (if not 100%) blind. Because, I am oblivious to any movements on my right side. We don't need any dogtor to confirm it. Given the recent 'scare' of the dental-anaesthesia, cataract surgery is NOT an option.
Just the other day, she
accidentally put down my food bowl from my right side and I was still looking at her waiting for my food! I also did run into the room knocking my right side of my body onto the wardrobe, etc :'(
Mom's giving me this holistic eyedrops that supposedly help to prevent the cataract from becoming worse. Anything other than surgery is worth trying now!
I used to be very alert and reactive to noises at my doorstep. Now? A burglar can come in with keys jingling and I can sleep my way through (ok, maybe not through but halfway) :P
Not playing with my stuffies anymore, let alone fetch. My stuffy-buddies are now
collecting dust in a drawer.
Mom is worried I might be having doggy dementia and is watching out for symptoms :'(
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from many of the these symptoms:
Another classic sign is getting stuck in tight spaces. This happened once just the other day. I walked into the narrow lane between hoomans' bed and window ledge. Then I just stood frozen at the end without knowing how to reverse my way out. But then that was also coincidentally during the period my legs were 'acting up' (this was in my last post) so we cannot be 100% sure that this incident was due to dementia or legs problem.
Arthritis & Heart Enlarged
These were in my last post as well.