not sure that is the case.they can adjust more easily if it goes at a young age
The biggest concern going forward is pain. Often times the eye need to be removed. Hank is certainly the youngest basset I have hear of woth a gluacoma diagnoses. If you want to find out how stand up the breeder is have them contact univerity of IOWA Glaucoma Cell Biology Laboratoryfor submitting DNA samples or univerisity of Missouri Project Coordinator Liz Hansen at [email protected] or by calling 573-884-3712. see; Useful Research Families
I have not had a dog with glaucoma but did have a beagle lose its eyesight to SARDS which means the dogs go blind very quickly over a few days. This dog adapted quite well. even to new homes and living arangements it just could never figure out that my sisters cat like to drink out of her pool. When "bandit" was on the hunt she would end up in the pool until it was fenced off. She used a dog door with stairs no problem. She aguired what she needed to know about new living arrangement by following a circular path through the house and not deveating from that route. the worse thing you could do was try and help her navigate. it only confused and upset her.