Hi Everyone.. I am new to this forum and im hoping to seek some help. I know us bully parents are very passionate about our "babies" and i know that you will all provide great tips/advice...
Little background: My Roxie girl is turning 6 years old this coming October.. she has been a great addition to our family and overall has been very heathly. She has the occasional irritation in nose wrinkle and does have alopcea on one flank in which we are giving her melatonin. I do feel a bit guilty bc I had twins a year and half ago which consumed so much of my time. I feel i have not paid close attention to roxies needs as i did in the past. Now that the twins are older i am giving my roxie more attention and more love than ever.
Problem: Back in March i noticed her one eye looked like her red veins in eye was covering the actual brown of her eye. I took her straight to vet thinkin she had a cut across eye. Doc did tests and she did not have a cut so doc suspected dry eye.. doc was unable to check for dry eye that day due to moistening the eye for cut tests.. We came back a week later and her eye did show it was dry. We have since been told to give her drops in her eye twice a day.. WELLLLL miss roxie.. DOES NOT like the drops.. we can barely get them in her eye.. each day its a fight.. i then spoke with vet to bring her at least 3 times a week for tech to put in.. it worked for a week but the reality of having twins, working full time, and bringing her to vet each day or a few days a week is just not feasible.
The past few days, Roxie has been walking into things such as parked cars, and even growling out landmarks (mailbox) that she has seen for the past 6 years. I fear she is losing eye site and things are blurry to her. I am sooo sad inside to think how scared she must feel... how nervous she must be...i am tearing up now just thinking about her feelings......:( :( :(
I called vet today to see if a cream is available vs drops (she will let me rub eye so i figured that would help better)... waiting for call back....
So i guess the reason for my post is...
1. are their natural ways to help dry eye?
2. could blindness/blurred vision occur this quickly?
3. has anyone else experienced this?
4. did anyones bully suffer from damaged or eye loss?
5. is cream available.. if so-is it just as effective as the drops?
6. any information regarding this topic... would be helpful
Thank you soooo much for reading my story and for any info you could offer,
Thanks again.....Beth n Roxie xo
smooches.... roxie and beth