My 10 y.o. Mini poodle was diagnosed with diabetes and Cushings disease, simultaneously. He’s…

My 10 y.o. Mini poodle was diagnosed with diabetes and Cushings disease, simultaneously. He’s on daily insulin injections and vetoryl for two months now but now his eyes are full of cataracts and is blind. I’m devastated and overwhelmed. He’s depressed and it breaks my heart. He’s a great dog – and I can’t afdord surgery – ! Does anyone know if dogs stay depressed or can they overcome their blindness. Desperately looking for real answers.

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abby webster
4 years ago

Maybe try a Vet that has knowledge in complementary medicine/supplements/acupuncture/etc. Sometimes these methods are less expensive than surgery and can help alleviate side effects of diseases and medications. I’m so sorry about your dog. I know how helpless you can feel, since they can’t tell us how they’re feeling!

Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

Hello, The blindness is typically due to the diabetes. I would say that overwhelmingly almost all of my diabetics go blind due to cataracts. It is very common. BUT all of them acclimate well and do live long (years) happy lives. I do urge you to learn as much as you can about both diseases and ask your vet and staff for help in understanding how you can help manage them at home to Bette regulate him and save you money. For instance many of my clients buy the vet recommended glucometer and do the curves and checks at home.… Read more »