Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2950. A 7-year-old male Shih Tzu is totally blind

Mar 24, 2016

The male 7-year-old Shih Tzu is totally blind and now has a severely infected eyeball.
"Your vet said to put him to sleep," the owner told me.
"Are you sure? Dr Daniel will never suggest that. The dog is blind but is still active."
"Maybe it was my friend who suggested it as the dog is blind in both eyes."

He brought the dog in for eyeball removal since his 80-year-old father is against euthanasia.
Blood test showed high total white cell count at 22.6 (6-17) and high neutrophils 89% (60-70%) and high absolute numbers 21  (3-11.5).

Dr Daniel did the op, warded the dog for 2 days and gave medication. The dog is OK now. Blindness is surprising but the owner had not requested detailed check up.

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