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Dog suddenly seems blind after spay!
KaylahNC posted:
We have a 6 month old Maltese, she has ringworn right now and went in for her spay this morning. We brought her in and she was fine. The Vet gave her a benadryl injection because they were going to do her vaccines, she had the hyperactivity side effect so they didnt do the vaccines because she was very spastic. We brought her home and she appears to be blind, she is normally a hog when we have food, she gets so excited and begs, she was still doing this but only if she was close enough to smell it. we set a cracker down on the couch and she walked right by it, we put it up to her and she gobbled it down... very concerned, has anyone heard of such a thing??
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi KaylahNC,

Have you contacted your vet with your concerns? Eyesight is prescious so if you think that your dog's vision has diminished so that she can no longer see, please contact your vet for help.

Let us know how your puppy is doing after she's been seen by a vet!

- Annie
Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Dear KaylahNC
This is a very bizarre occurence that I don't think I have ever heard of in a dog getting Benadryl. She needs to see the vet immediately and lets hope it is just her sniffer not working after anesthesia and not something more serious. Ann Hohenhaus


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