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I am not sure I am posting right! Does anyone have a blind Hav? Any tips? We are 7 wks in and it is so hard. Paula and Sam
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Hi Paula,

I'm sorry to hear your Sam is blind! It must be very challenging. I don't know anything at all about SARDS, so can't help you, but I did spot your first post about it. Since I had nothing to offer, I didn't reply, but maybe someone else out there can help.

What kind of info has your vet given you? Or did you self-diagnose Sam's problem?




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Here is some info I came across on the internet....... hope it helps!

http://www.myspecialdog.com/SARDS.aspx

http://www.alidas.com/articles/SARDS.htm

http://www.michvet.com/library/ophthalmology_SARDS.asp , which says, among other things:
"# What is the Treatment and what are the Expectations?
There is no known treatment available for SARDS. This condition not a painful disorder; pets remain comfortable and pain free. In pets that are positive for Cushing’s disease, treatment of Cushing’s disease is recommended because this disease can have adverse effects on other body systems. Treatment of the Cushing’s disease will not improve vision.
# Since pets with SARDS have rapid vision loss, initially adjustment to their home environment takes a few weeks time to adapt to the changes. Pets’ strong sense of smell and memory and hearing are important during their adaptive period. "





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Thanks, I appreciate your help. The vet said the adjustments take in some dogs from 2-4 months, depending. It just helps so if someone might have been thru blindness in canine. I posted again incase anyone missed it. I have been trying mats, clickers etc.Paula
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Hi Paula, have you been able to find the yahoo group for blind dogs? I've heard it's just a wonderful group. Let me know if you have trouble finding it (PM or email me) and I'll do a search for you. Hugs to you. It just sounds so heartbreaking but I do know the dogs adjust really well.


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I a so sorry that your little one is blind. She is such a beautiful hav. Was she born blind?

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