Old, brain damaged stray dog......
About 4+ months ago, we took in a stray dog. We think she is partially deaf, blind, and has a brain problem. We have taken her to the vet several times, and he thinks she is senile. She's around 14.
We really care for her, but she is a major amount of work.
She has somewhat deteriorated since we first brought her in.
She doesn't appear to listen to us. Sometimes, if we make a big enough racket, she'll look in our direction.
She spends all of her awake time walking in small circles. Constantly. She does this for hours and hours, and we have to forceably push her down, and then she will go to sleep.
Sometimes she doesn't seem to know how to eat or drink.
She has some better days, if she's gotten uninterrupted sleep.
We have started keeping her in a crate when we are gone because she gets caught in corners, chairs, etc.
My husband suggested an obedience school, but I doubt there is anything we can do for this poor little girl. I don't know how it happened....but I think she is brain damaged.
Do any of you think that there is anything we can do to help her more than we are? Its a really sad situation, and its like having an infant around all the time. Neither my husband nor I can consider euthanasia at this time.
She is a beautiful dog. I just feel so darned sorry for her. Like I said, some days are alot better than others, but even her good days aren't so hot.