Cross Paws for our Friends

Just a quick plea for some power of the paw, prayers, or whatever positive vibes you send for Honey and her human.   Glaucoma is a VERY painful condition, and it is ridiculously stressful for the dog and especially for the owners.

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1-11 – A reminder of those stressful, painful days

Sissy and I really want to have the time to start a foundation for canine/pet glaucoma awareness and general support.  There’s just not that much information out there, and we are SO LUCKY to have the best vet care and to have you, the best doggy bloggy support system out there.  Some of you have emailed me articles you’ve come across.  I’m especially grateful for the one Sue found about harnesses.  The short version is, while our eye vet had heard something about it, that article was the final straw and she now strongly urges her human care providers to use harnesses with her canine glaucoma patients.

Speaking of Sue, please cross paws and fingers and look up at the stars for Sue and Samba.   Samba has been Sissy’s alpha-DIVA mentor through her health challenges, so it is very difficult for us when Samba isn’t full of vim and vigor. 

We’re hoping to hear that both grand girls are soon feeling better and that their health issues are under control.



8 Responses to “Cross Paws for our Friends”

  1. Laundry List… « Chan Knits Says:

    […] Honey.  I hate glaucoma and how it sneaks up on sweet doggies.  More information on the girls’ blog. […]

  2. Nancy Says:

    You ARE raising awareness because I had no idea that glaucoma was a condition from which pets suffered.

  3. Nichole Says:

    All paws crossed in NH!

  4. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning Says:

    Seems like we are back in another cycle of bad news. We too have our paws crossed for Honey and Samba. Poor Sue has had so much to deal with lately. We are so hoping for good news on Samba today.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. Mitch and Molly Says:

    Our paws are crossed for Honey and for Samba. We hope they both feel better soon.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Katherine Says:

    Bunch of crossed paws here at chez Comfort Zone, and good thoughts flying! Furzies should NOT be ill!!

  7. StarSpry Says:

    Crossing paws for Honey and Samba! I hope they’re both feeling back to normal soon!!

  8. HoundDogMom Says:

    Our Humans have been on vacation for a few weeks so we have not been reading blogs and we feel so out of the loop. We send crossed paws and drool to your fur-friend. We had to comment on this post as we went to using harnesses after our first male basset Elliott got Glaucoma. I used a choker chain on him and really felt that it could have played so much into his eye problems. I am know a firm believer in using a harness on a hound. Keep the pulling and stress off their necks. Also, so glad your new vet is working out okay for you. I don’t know what I would do if my vet left us. We have been with him for 25 years. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Mom

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