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If your pet was deaf...

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-06 19:55 [#02557784]
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... and going blind. Would you have it put down once it’s
eyesight got too bad?


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-08-06 20:23 [#02557801]
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i think i would tbh, yeah. i mean the alternative would be
to lead him around a lot and i'm sure he'd enjoy being
petted etc but i dont think it's much quality of life. if i
was blind and deaf (knowing what i'd lost, maybe it'd be
different if i was deafblind from birth) i'd want to die
too. is this about albert man?


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2018-08-06 20:29 [#02557806]
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quality of life. i figure a pet rat would do alright blind,
but a dog, less so.

my aunt's dog was going blind. one eye totally gone, the
other not so good. he'd walk around the kitchen, and bonk
into things for a bit. then he'd realize his strategy was
not working; carefully walked a perimeter around the whole
kitchen with his good eye to map it out more thoroughly


offline RussellDust on 2018-08-06 20:37 [#02557811]
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Thanks for your input fellas!

What makes it hard is that when he started having heart
problems: adapted and is happy. He went deaf: adapted and
happy. He can only see shadows now: adapted and happy.

A big factor would be how happy he is still going around
places he knows really well: home and the close by walking
area. He seems to adapt no ,after what comes at him. Of
course if he stops eating and just lies there, hopelessly
unhappy, then of course I’ll do the right thing.


offline Zephyr Twin from ΔΔΔ on 2018-08-06 20:40 [#02557814]
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"He can only see shadows now"? How does that even work?

Sorry about your Pupp, Russ. I hope he's doing okay


offline RussellDust on 2018-08-06 20:50 [#02557819]
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He’s not a pup, he’s 14, and yeah regarding what he can
see it means he can walk outside without bumping into
things. People from afar and up until very close (in fact m
not sure he can faces at all now) appear as shadows now,
which makes him weary of anyone who’s smell he doesn’t
recognise. Yet he can avoid these objects he sees which
means walks are still fine.


offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2018-08-06 20:54 [#02557821]
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maya seems to have problem with the medium-long distance
view, she doesnt see me anymore if i walk too far away from
her, should i buy her a pair of glass?

jokes apart of course you would put and end to it if you had
a far-too rational mind, but you dont do it because its
albert. bear in mind that animals consideration is what
differences us from arabs for example.


offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2018-08-06 20:55 [#02557822]
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the plural is not strong on me tonight


offline Zephyr Twin from ΔΔΔ on 2018-08-06 20:55 [#02557823]
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1) I figured he was old. "Pupp" was a reference to
PuppellDust, which is my headcanon for your dog's name.

2) Ah, I see. I was genuinely confused and thought you meant
he could only see the shadows cast by objects on the ground
but not the objects themselves.

3) Sorry for making you explain things that to you probably
seemed like common sense.

4) High five?


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