|Barked: Fri Mar 15, '13 2:06pm PST |
|My seizure/headache service dog was diagnosed with PRA yesterday
So far, she is only night blind, and we are getting her on supplements to hopefully slow down the progression. I am worried that I will have to retire her :,(
She shouldn't have any trouble alerting me of a seizure or headache, but obviously retrieval tasks will be impossible when she goes blind (I could just have the meds and water and phone always in her vest, I suppose). I really don't want to retire her... It feels like it has taken me forever to get her almost to the perfect service dog for me! She is the best service dog I have had so far. Would it even be possible to have a blind service dog? We don't know for sure how long it will be before she goes blind. Any ideas? Should I retire her and try training a new pup?
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