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short18 posted:
have a gsd puppy maybe 10 weeks old female. she was extreme malnourished. ears caked with dirt and grime. took her home and bathed her and took her to emergancy clinic to get checked out. puppy has severe hookworms. ears checked out fine, heart and lungs fine. but i have notices a twitch/wobble to her and she doesnt respond to eye test of moving hand close to her face she should pull back but she just stares forward. she is very smart puppy she almost has crate training down and she already learned her name and sit in the 4 days i have had her. she has had 24 hr care since she has been in my care.
Q: is she blind ? or haveing trouble seeing is that why she acts hyper with her movements ? and besides cotton ball test or hand test how can i check her eye sight? is it fixible?
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rohvannyn responded:
We can't really tell if it's fixable, but she could be blind. Even if she is, though, she can still have a full and happy life- dogs do pretty well with just nose and ears, after all. Especially if she is smart! Being blind could make her more nervous, I suppose, which could contribute to her being hyper. It's kind of you to rescue her, I wish you the best.


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