Sudden glaucoma in a young dog, she needs one eye removed.

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Sudden glaucoma in a young dog!

Nanika’s eye is not responding to medication. Well, maybe a little. It doesn’t seem to be getting worse for now, but it is not getting better.

Two years ago, when she lived in Texas, Roxanne found Nanika hiding behind an air-conditioning unit during a thunder storm. She took Nanika in, and got her healthy. The poor girl was malnourished and covered in ticks. Since then she has moved to Las Vegas where she lives with her mother, and Nanika has been a great, happy dog in the family, even getting along with the kitty!

But at the end of August Roxanne noticed something was wrong with Nanika’s left eye. It was cloudy. At first she thought it might be an allergy, and she flushed her eye everyday. But soon Nanika started holding in closed, and it was obviously swelling up. So, she took Nanika to the doctor.

They did a number of tests, and put Nanika on 3 medications for her eye. The diagnosis was glaucoma, an uncontrolled build up of pressure in the eye. It was only the left, and Nanika was young, only 3.5 years-old. This is rare, but it does happen. After a month they went back to the vet, and the results were disappointing. Though the pressure in her eye was not worse, it was not better either. Nanika was not responding to the medications.

The next step is to remove the eye. Nanika’s condition appears to be in the one eye only, and it is clearly painful. She rubs at the eye and whines at times. Roxanne has spent about $800 on the diagnosis, and the medications are over $50 a month. She is currently working part-time for minimum wage, and needs help to get Nanika the surgery she needs.

As always, we hold the donations and only pay the vet, never the owner. So if you can help Nanika, know your donation will go to her! Thank you.

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  • Michael Gonzalez

    I hope Nani gets better soon!

    October 26, 2022 at 6:13 pm Reply

  • Paula Tannery

    My shih tzu Jazi had eye problems that I treated for years. In memory of Jazi, I’d like to help Nanika become pain free!

    November 2, 2022 at 11:38 am Reply

  • Pat Buttress

    This wonderful site helped my Goldie with her eye surgery (both eyes) and she can see now…we love what Free Animal Doctor does to help all of us humans help our animal furr babies. Hope this helps Nanika. Sending prayers and hugs, Pat & Goldie

    November 2, 2022 at 12:16 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Nanika: Get well and be happy with Roxanne!

    November 2, 2022 at 12:47 pm Reply

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    November 2, 2022 at 1:14 pm Reply

  • Carol Kalinoski

    Hoping and praying for Nanika to recover and live furrever with a loving family. Hugs!

    November 3, 2022 at 10:48 am Reply

  • Terry Brown

    Glaucoma is an insidious eye disease, & I hope money can be raised to help this poor dog.

    November 3, 2022 at 2:32 pm Reply

  • Tita Mary Rose

    I hope Nanika gets well soon!!

    November 15, 2022 at 10:47 am Reply

  • Hans

    This will be just one more memorable story to add to Nanika’s beautiful life, thank to you, Roxanne.

    November 15, 2022 at 2:12 pm Reply

  • Tito Awi

    Get well soon, Nanika!

    November 16, 2022 at 7:26 pm Reply

  • Owner

    Nanika is doing extremely well. She gets her stitches off today. Thank you to all the beautiful amazing people who donated on this site and thank you to the fantastic family members who’s pulled through for my fur baby. She’s going to make a fantastic recovery and we hope you’ll reach out to us for pics. Thank you all again.

    December 5, 2022 at 6:12 am Reply