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Blind Dog Toby - Update   

Posted by PoundPuppy - Oct 22, 2013 - 2:03pm
Ok so he's a cat.... but Lightnin Hopkins is not an actual lightning bolt either...lol
Well this only serves as further proof that my boy Toby is indeed immortal. He has completely lost his sight in both eyes. Totally blind. The vet is as confused as I am. No sign of injury, no sign of discomfort other than confused.

Both eyes are opaque blue and do not react to light or visual stimuli. A kitty stroke, unseen injury, reaction to a poison or toxin??

I took him out in the backyard and he cautiously walked around a bit. I think the smells and sounds were freaking him out some. 

I put him in his favorite "sleeping in the sun" chair in his room. He's sound asleep now. 

My vet  got some labs and suggested a few things to help him. The dogs are both sporting tiny 'lil bells on their collars. I've walked him around the house a few times "leading" him with my voice.

Wild Jungle Beast Toby will now be known as Blind Dog Toby. He is also an inside kittah now.

So I got a call today from the vet that ran the labs. Toby is diabetic. We'll try him on pills for now and see how that goes.

This means it was very likely a gradual thing going blind. I'll also need to watch him for signs of kidney issues. Kidney failure is a possibility.

He seems to be adjusting well. I take him out two or three times a day to walk in the grass. He's not fond of the litter box I got him and that is fine with me. I just follow behind him and keep him away from the fence. He walks and sniffs. My blind Boo Boo boy.

10 comments on this journal entry.
Shine On.
Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise

Posted: Oct 30, 2013 - 10:06pm


meower Avatar

Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe

Posted: Oct 29, 2013 - 5:48am

Still here somewhere....
onlylynne Avatar

Location: On a bluff near the Missouri River

Posted: Oct 25, 2013 - 10:42pm

Animals are amazingly resilient.
You will both be fine.

I get around
haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle

Posted: Oct 25, 2013 - 5:27pm

Poor puppy/kitty! With the new name Blind Dog Toby, he should learn to play the blues.
What Day Is This?
helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 7:14am

Oh Mel - he is very lucky to have you there to take care of him.  Poor sweetie.  {#Meditate}

nikki54 Avatar

Posted: Oct 23, 2013 - 12:30pm

I had a foster cat once that went blind from a stroke; I don't know if this is what happened to your fur friend but I am sorry you both are going through this.
i need a bogle for my glotch.
lily34 Avatar

Location: GTFO

Posted: Oct 23, 2013 - 5:37am


i had a deaf siamese who went blind at one point. she adapted well and lived a good life. even worked it out when i had to move and move furniture. she just meowed loud when she got "lost" in the house. she was happy, regardless. i hope your boy works it out and is just fine, too.
It all goes to the same place. Have Faith.
ditty Avatar

Location: centex

Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

poor booboohead.

Antigone Avatar

Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley

Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 4:09pm

He'll be safer inside anyway. Hope it isn't something serious that caused this all of a sudden.

{#Good-vibes} and {#Hug}
Shine On.
Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise

Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 2:09pm

Sorry, Mel, I hope Toby adapts quickly to this setback.{#Meditate}