Originally Posted by Audiofuzzy
(Fuzzy) Just because Sam is blind it is no reason to put him to sleep. By this way of thinking ALL the blind dogs, young or old should be put to sleep.
(Liebling) To me, yes!
Because I withness myself that a dog of my friend is blind that he can't see anything. His head was hit on the wall and also fall down from downstair because he can't see... He has alot of accidents... His leg was fracture once... operation cost awful alot of money... oh no... Everyone include me suggest my friend to let him go and have his peaceful. It's cruel to see blind and helpless animals because they dont have anything to protect themselves like human... The Vet also suggest her to let him go... She agree at last and realize how suffer he is.
I was taken aback by this opinion, so I wondered if I am the only one that thinks blindness is not sufficient reason to put a dog to sleep..
I do acknowledge your friend's dog was having accidents, but then again I wondered if there wasn't any way to protect the dog better..
Iīm animal lover. I can see that we have different opinion.
Anyway, itīs still nothing do with your thread here with Sam at Ugliest Contest thread because you mentioned "Young" with no poor healthy and "Deaf" here.
wow, I donīt beleive websites saying that blind dogs/cats are well... I had been withnessed myself with my OWN eyes. They doesnīt deserve to stay alive when they are blind. I feel poor animal who suffering thru many accidents. I only do to save their suffering. Remember that the blind pets and human are different.
Blind humans have everything what blind pets doesnt. I asked the Vet what they could help blind pets to see. They said they canīt do anything to make them see. Sad.
For Deaf pets are different but I dont have experience with deaf pets. I would love to adopt them some day. I know Banjo has a deaf dog. I hope he come to answer us here.
As far as I know thru magazines that the pets suffering their deafness because they canīt hear which itīs total different as human... Interesting. Yes they have CI on pets. Some of Germans have CI on their deaf pets. They are happy and can "hear". Interesting to know that thereīre big difference between human and animal.