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Old 11-11-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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I stocked up on car fresheners from the exchange and posted a different fragrance at the door of each room and she quickly learned to stop, take a sniff and immediately know what room she was in.
THIS is a great idea! I did this with one of my dogs for the doggie door. I stuck a vanilla scented car freshener on the door so she knew where to go out on her own.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Im so sorry Dollydo


Its quite hard to do such a thing.........

PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU!
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:15 AM
 
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By now your dog knows his way around the house and yard and neighborhood. It sounds like your dog is content and happy. I would not have him put down unless he were quite ill and wouldn't get better or was in bad pain that would not be ending.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Maybe some help here.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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Our family had a border collie mix that became a diabetic and within two weeks lost her sight, WE had more issues than she did, adjusting. We never moved the furniture, she knew every room in the house and the yard, too. She stayed close to Tara my cattle dog mix when we'd go for walks, I guess you could say, she had her own seeing eye dog. (HA!) (in your case, seeing eye cats!) 🙀

Point being, they adjust better and much faster than we do. She relied on her incredible hearing and sense of smell. We would guide her up, around, step, and whatever else she needed. She took her insulin twice a day for the next couple of years before she passed but we did not rush out to put her down. We took care of her and loved on her. She did very well.

I hope you adjust to her, as she will roll with whatever life throws her way. 👍
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Im so sorry about your Doggie
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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My best fiend has had 2 insulin dependent diabetic dogs. One after the other they both went blind. One after the other she took them to Purdue for corrective surgery. Both dogs had their sight restored. If there is a teaching hospital near you perhaps they can evaluate your dog to see if she is a surgical candidate.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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God bless them both for having thier sight restored!! (Thats awesome to hear )
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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If she seems to know her way around and still goes for daily walks, she sounds pretty darn good considering everything. Remember that dog's sense of smell is phenomenal so I doubt she's suffering her loss of sight as much as you or I would.
This was my first thought, as well.

I'm so impressed with the idea about the air fresheners!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:22 PM
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Let her live out her doggy life.
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