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is there any way to know if my dog is going blind without a vet bill

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Asked by mommydown at 12:52 AM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Pets

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  • what would make u believe that youf dog is going blind is the dog like running into things or abnormal change in the dogs to suspect signs of loss sight

    Answer by mrsmccollumn at 12:59 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Is s/he walking into things? does s/he blink if you move your hand towards his/her face like you are going to hit him? Is there cloudiness in the eyes?

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 1:00 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • he just has been acting strange, real jumpy and when i look at him something is defferent. not cloudy just different.

    Comment by mommydown (original poster) at 1:35 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Normally a dog losing his vision will start bumping into things, or walk along the walls to get to his destination, rather than going through the middle of the room. They will might also tilt their heads more, relying more on their hearing.

    I have seen the jumpy/startled reaction in more dogs who are losing their hearing.

    You can also check to see if your dog can track, or follow an object, a piece of food, or a toy.

    If it isn't vision there are other neurological things that could be affecting him. The nerves in the eye can have swelling and irritation too.

    Answer by spottedpony at 2:47 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

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