I have a 12 ½ yr old Boston Terrier who was diagnosed with Glaucoma two years ago. I have been able to maintain the pressure with eye drops and oral meds. Recently one of her eyes ruptured and had to be removed. Both of her eyes were affected with Glaucoma. Before this, she seemed to be having more difficulty getting around without bumping into things. I brought her back to the Ophthalmologist who examined her and determined that the cataracts had gotten progressively worse. However, the pressure was good.
Because of her many eye issues, surgery is not an option. Within a time period of 2 weeks my little dog was totally blind. My question to you is: “Is there any type of holistic medication that could help her at this point?”
I know that Boston Terriers are predisposed to many eye issues, I currently have two other Bostons. Would they benefit from taking thiis medication now? One is 2 yrs old and the other is 6 years old.
I appreciate any help or information that you can give me.
Eye issues are quite prevalent in Boston’s and I’m sure it’s pretty tough for your little girl. Unfortunately, both glaucoma and cataracts can be a genetic predisposition in Boston Terriers. I would suggest Immugen and Ocu-Clear by Thorne to specifically help with the ocular health. You can offer both of these supplements to your other dogs as well.
I also advise to place your dogs on a holistic diet. Nutrition is the foundation of health and may decrease the chances or severity or a tendency for a disease state. Please be sure your dog food does not have preservatives, food dyes, meat “by-products” or corn gluten meal. Check your ingredient list to be sure 2 of the first 3 ingredients are a whole protein and the carbohydrates are vegetable based (not white rice, wheat or corn). The web site www.dogfoodanalysis.com is an excellent resource for dog quality commercial diets. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA