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I just called the eye doctor vet yet again, left a message to what I wanted to do.
If someone calls me back, I want to see what they will charge for one eye injection. I really don't know any other vets that would do that.
There is one in Pittsburgh where my family is, I was going to call them, now I can't find the name of the place :roll:

I don't want to wait much longer to get Lucy's eyes taken care of. I worry, it might be too late. I think she can see a little bit.
My vet told me she can see a little above :shrug:

Lucy seems to have up and down days. There are days she will spend a lot of time outside and does wonder through the property.
She even tries to hunt rabbits. However, with the weather being hot, that could be a factor in that.

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Posted : August 17, 2019 2:46 pm
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Mary,

I forgot to mention that I do have eye drops for the red in her eyes that is related to her diabetes.
The other eye drops I was referring to is for the cataracts she has. My vet did verify she has cataracts.
I just hope the eye drops for cataracts will help her. I have read a lot of reviews about these type of eye drops. These type of drops are suppose to dissolve the cataracts. My niece's friend has a dog that had cataracts, she used "cansee" (I think that is the name of it) It did work.

I am going to give lanomax a try... All I an do is hope it works. My vet said it should work, but, he suggested an injection first :shrug:
Trying to find a doggie eye doctor is not easy. I did call the one near me, but, they didn't call me back.

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Posted : August 17, 2019 7:23 pm
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Mary,

I forgot to mention that I do have eye drops for the red in her eyes that is related to her diabetes.
The other eye drops I was referring to is for the cataracts she has.

That's good. I would think that's the main problem. My Goldie dog had really visible cataracts but she seemed to see decently well anyway. The only time she ever showed it was on a walk one time. I got hot and took my coat off and had gotten ahead of her. When she saw me standing there with my coat off she wouldn't come till I put my coat back on and she then recognized me again.

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Posted : August 24, 2019 5:39 pm
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That's good. I would think that's the main problem. My Goldie dog had really visible cataracts but she seemed to see decently well anyway. The only time she ever showed it was on a walk one time. I got hot and took my coat off and had gotten ahead of her. When she saw me standing there with my coat off she wouldn't come till I put my coat back on and she then recognized me again.

That is strange Goldie could see you with your coat on. Did Goldie ever see better later, or did she get worse? Did you ever find out the reason for that? did Goldies eyes look normal? Lucy's eyes are blue. I started eye drops for cataracts today. I just hope it will work.
I am sure Lucy has cataracts icon-sad

Thank you for sharing your information about goldie.

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Posted : August 24, 2019 7:03 pm
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I started Lucy on her Lanomax eye drops today. I am starting with one eye first. the bottle is small, it is suppose to last 3 weeks for one eye.
for $100.00 a bottle, it better work. still cheaper than surgery, which I doubt she would be a good candidate for eye surgery.
I couldn't afford it anyway.

If the drops help in one eye, I will get another bottle of the same drops. She is due for a vet check. I will wait for a little while to see if the eye drops help. the vet can tell me more about her vision (I hope)

I think it is suppose to take about 4-5 days to start working. The bottle did not come with any instructions, but, it is on their web site.

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Posted : August 24, 2019 7:26 pm
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Yes. Goldie had cataracts but that was the only time I ever noticed it effect her vision, that I could tell. I even noticed her tracking a white goose across the pond one time. It may have been she could mostly make out the outlines of things due to contrast of light and dark and my taking my coat off changed my outline so she didn't realize it was still me. But if her eyes were really that bad, she must have adapted really well to the vision loss, because that's the only time she showed it.

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Posted : August 25, 2019 2:31 am
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Yes. Goldie had cataracts but that was the only time I ever noticed it effect her vision, that I could tell. I even noticed her tracking a white goose across the pond one time. It may have been she could mostly make out the outlines of things due to contrast of light and dark and my taking my coat off changed my outline so she didn't realize it was still me. But if her eyes were really that bad, she must have adapted really well to the vision loss, because that's the only time she showed it.

That could be. It is so hard for us sometimes to know what and if a dog that is blind or partially blind.

I thought Lucy was getting worse this morning. She seemed very lethargic icon-sad She lays beside my bed at night. She was there for a long time. . (she usually gets up and wonders outside in the morning or even sometimes at night) I got panic, gary said she was out all day yesterday and running around a bit. so I guess she was tired. She finally went outside for awhile a few minutes ago.

I have to get her to the vets soon.. I think she is constipated. I been giving her pumpkin with her meals, but, she don't eat much.
She will need another blood test. I will call today and get an appointment.
I hope those eye drops will help her. I don't see how it would, but, I did a lot of research on this product.

I have been putting a little rice with her chicken. However, I was not thinking about the carbs. I guess a little is OK.

I also give her one or two at the most a doggie treat. the treats both dogs and raccoons love is "Nudges jerky cuts"
I am looking at the ingredients here is what it lists:
30% crude poteen,
9% crude fat, 1%Crude Fiber,
25%Glucosamine (min)
Chondrotin suflfate (min)

it does say 50 calories for one treat. it is the carbs I need to focus on. Geez, I have no idea what the heck all this is.
I would probably be better off making the jerkys myself. I have a dehydrator.
All I need now is the time to make it.

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Posted : August 25, 2019 10:28 am
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first I ant to thank the people that donated for Lucy. It is much appreciated more than words can express.

I bought Lucy a bottle of eye drops for her cataracts. It is called Lanomax. It is a week today since she has been getting the drops in her eyes.
I am only doing one eye at a time. this way I can compare the difference. It looks like her eye with the drops is changing a little (which is good)
It is suppose to take about 3 weeks or more for her to see out of her eye. Maybe this is wishful thinking, but, it looks like she can see a little bit.
She was outside for quite awhile yesterday. (which is good) she still is not a ball of fire. but, seems to be a little better.

I would have liked to get her an eye injection with this product, but my vet won't do it. I contacted a doggie eye doctor, but they need an authorization from my vet. my vet did send but, the doggie eye doctor claims they never received it. I called my vet today and requested another authorization. I have to stop at the vet today to get another worm medication for Lucy. She has worms again :roll: (I will just write my vet a reminder note)

yesterday, I actually seen a worm hanging from Lucy's rear end. I pulled it out and disposed of it. She spent a few hours outside. which is good.

I few months ago, I bought a bottle worm medicine from tractor supply, it claimed it was suppose to last for a year. No, it did not. it has only been a few months. I am getting the "strongID form my vet today. that should help.

If anyone has any ideas for worming, please let me know. Also, how is it that some dogs get worms? my Aussie don't have them

I tried to get a picture of Lucy's eyes yesterday, for some reason my camera was not working. I can try with my phone, but, the pictures are not real good. my camera has a zoom setting on it. I will try to get my camera working today or tomorrow.

sorry for the long post. if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

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Posted : August 30, 2019 9:53 am
GitaBooks
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I'm glad the medicine is going well so far! Hopefully it will help her get her vision back!

Dogs get worms usually from eating wildlife. I think I remember you mentioning Lucy enjoyed eating rabbits and stuff, so that's probably where she got the worms. Our cats and dogs got them the same way.

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Posted : August 30, 2019 10:06 am
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I'm glad the medicine is going well so far! Hopefully it will help her get her vision back!

Dogs get worms usually from eating wildlife. I think I remember you mentioning Lucy enjoyed eating rabbits and stuff, so that's probably where she got the worms. Our cats and dogs got them the same way.

she could have got it from a rabbit. but, she sometimes brings them in the house or near the house. but, yes, it is very possible that could be the reason. since she is blind, I guess she can smell them. beagles as you know have a very keen sense of smell.

I got a wormer from the vet yesterday, it is strongID. a few months ago, I bought wormer from TSC, the label claimed it lasts for a year.
that info was sure incorrect.

Thank you very much for your reply. I appreciate it more than words can say.

I have been treating her eyes with lanomax. it is a week yesterday since she started with it. I ordered 2 more bottles. for a 100.00 a bottle, it better work :lol: I am doing one eye at a time. If I can get my camera to work, will take pictures of her eyes.

she also has autoimune disease, she gets injections for that everyday. Geez, what I don't do for my animals. they are like my kids.

Thank you for your post, much appreciated.

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Posted : August 31, 2019 10:55 am
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How is Lucy doing?

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Posted : November 5, 2019 10:42 pm
Juska
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Conte and Emo both have worms right now as well. My guess is they ate an infested animal or its poop. They can get worms from ingesting fleas as well. They have been given Bayer brand dewormer so hopefully that'll be the end of it.

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Posted : November 8, 2019 2:35 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Pat hasn't gotten onto the board with her account yet. She has a lot going on and was stressed by the sites not working. Hopefully she can soon. Lucy is still alive but blind.

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Posted : November 15, 2019 9:46 pm
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thank you everyone for your concern.  also, thank you mary for explaining my issues.

Lucy is doing OK.  I was giving her drops for her cataracts.  they were actually starting to work.
she was able to see, but not 100%, but, she could make eye contact with me and find her way around.  Her eyes were brown like they should be, but, since I ran out of the eye drops, now her eyes are blue. not sure if it is too late to do anything. 

 

I want to get her more of them, but, it is so expensive.  $100.00 a bottle for the one I was using.

I have a gofund me page, and did get donations, but, I used all that.

what I would have liked to do is get an eye injection for her. doggie eye doctors are hard to find.  there is one not far from me, but,  they want an approval from my vet, which he did do, they claimed they never received it.  my vet sent the approval twice.  Lucy would not be a good candidate for surgery.  I couldn't afford that anyway.  geez, that will run into the thousands.

It breaks my heart to see her bump into things.  when I let her outside, I will tap on the doors or where she wants to go to get outside. Once she is outside, she usually can smell her way around.

I have a doggie door that goes to the front pen, but, she hardly will use that.  I have turkeys and chickens in that pen.  she is afraid of the male turkey. they pick on her. 

I just can't bring myself to put her down. Sometimes I think about it. 

thank you everyone for your concern. Thank you again mary for giving the updates for lucy.

 

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Posted : November 21, 2019 3:09 pm
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That's good that when she is outside she has an easier time getting around. I'm sure it is very hard to see her experiencing these issues. But animals adapt amazingly well to new circumstances--better than humans, I think. Like a dog can lose a leg and learn easily how to run again. Eyesight might make things harder. But I do know of some small dogs that were up for adoption a year or so ago were blind, and they learned how to navigate around the house and they stopped bumping into things. Euthanasia may not have to be an option if she can adapt.

It's also good to know that those eyedrops were working, but I'm sorry that you ran out... 🙁 Do you know the exact cost of the eye injection yet? I know you're having a hard time getting a hold of the eye doctor even though your vet sent the approval over twice. *eyeroll* Geez, what is wrong with these people? Hope you get some good news soon about that one.

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Posted : November 25, 2019 4:30 am
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