Guide dogs don’t just help blind people get around, occasionally they’ll also help their fellow canines with visual impairment better navigate the darkness. Not only do they make for great companions, but they also make daily tasks so much easier for those of us who don’t have the ability to live a normal life.
One of those people, (or should we say dogs) is 10-year-old Golden Retriever Tao. Tao hasn’t had the easiest life. The sweet Golden suddenly went blind after being diagnosed with glaucoma, a medical term for damage to the nerve that connects the eye to the brain as a result of poor eye fluid drainage.
The issue was first discovered when Tao’s owner Melanie noticed that he was acting strange one day, scratching his eye and whining.
Unfortunately, the vet informed Melanie that it was only a matter of time until Tao’s second eye would have to be removed.
Although Melanie credits Tao for his amazing strengthen and adaptability post-surgery, life naturally became harder for…
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