Earlier this week we found out about some serious changes that are going to have to be made regarding our dog Tank, a minpin.
This last weekend, we noticed Tank’s eye sight was getting pretty bad. He’d run in to things & you’d throw a treat on the floor & he wouldn’t see it.
We made an appointment with the vet for this last Monday evening. I felt terrible because i had to work, but the boyfriend & kids took him to the doctor & texted me the entire time.
I was getting concerned, because the doctor’s appointment was lasting a long time. After 3 hrs at the veterinarian, & almost $400 later, we found out that Tank has gone blind due to cataracts, caused by diabetes. Oh, and he has a urinary tract infection too.
This explains the peeing in the house. He doesn’t know where he is.
So, now we have to give him insulin shots twice a day, eye drops twice a day for the rest of his life. And, we have to give him antibiotics until his UTI is gone. Oh, and we have to give him diabetic dog food too (it’s crazy expensive).
I just feel bad because i wish we’d seen some of the warning signs, but it just came on so fast.
Tank seems to be doing better now that we have him on meds. His appetite is definitely coming back. He tends to be a picky eating dog & so we were worried about how he’d handle the new dog food, but he scarfs it up.
He’s going through an adjustment period trying to get used to no eye sight, but he’s getting acclimated pretty well.
One thing that is a love/hate about all of this, is he snuggles A LOT more. I love it, but hate it because he does it because he’s blind.