Buddy's 2nd Eye Health Update

Hi pal,

It's Buddy Mercury's mom and dad here, Laurie and Glen.

We are overwhelmed by your love, prayers and very kind messages to Buddy and our family! If you wish to send Buddy a gift, here's a place to leave a tip.

We'll continue to keep you updated on Buddy's eye health. This past week we brought him to a holistic vet for another opinion.

Buddy has Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). This is inherited and we're told there was nothing we could have done to prevent it. Sadly, there is no cure. His diagnosis is so heartbreaking because eventually he will lose his vision completely.
We already know that he cannot see out of his left eye. The goal is now to prolong the vision in his right eye for as long as we can. (Though we are seeing some changes already.)

He is not in any pain and his eye pressure is in the normal range. The eye drops we give him (3x a day) are doing their job. And he also takes an eye health vitamin once daily.

One of the major reasons we saw a holistic vet was to ask about diet and supplements. We have looked into many alternative options. A friend of ours recommended a pet company out of Australia with holistic animal remedies such as herbs, supplements, etc. Their company helped her 4 year old cat heal completely after a cancer diagnosis.

The holistic vet we brought Buddy to this past week was kind. He's going to take a look at some of their advice and their supplements. (Yes, we brought him 4 pages of printed notes to review for us. Can't hurt!)

We're grateful that Buddy will live a long, happy life and since dogs are so adaptable, he will be okay.
Oh, and his ophthalmology follow up appointment is in early December.

We appreciate the stories you've shared with us.
They really help, along with the good vibes, healing energy, prayers and love. Buddy's diagnosis will not stand in the way of his mission to spread joy and be an advocate for animal rescue!

Buddy's behavior has not changed. He is the sweetest pup and continues to be! He follows Lil Sis around the house. He plays his piano, enjoys his walkies around our neighborhood and beagles his many toys!

Thank you for being such an important part of our community! Howl-o-ween is just around the corner and we can't wait to share more about costumes, our 2022 calendar and the launch of our redesigned website!

Have a happy day!
and Glen


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  • God bless you buddy

  • Sweetheart Buddy will live a long and happy life because you have given him the greatest joy of all: LOVE! It radiates from him to the entire world and makes it a better place. St. Francis and his loving Angels will guide and protect Buddy and you, his loving family. 😘🐶💕

    Elizabeth M Lindsay
  • Bear and I and my Heavenly crew love you and keep our prayers going!

    Gloria Opperman and Bear
  • I only just discovered Buddy and family this evening and became an instant super fan!!! I have a Beagle/Bluetick hound mix ( named Blue ) and beagles are irresistible to me.
    I nearly cried when I saw the sock hop video and heard about the vision issues. My husband and I are both visually impaired and understand that; whether it’s human or dog, it can be rough going.
    May I ask : how old is Buddy? ( if this info is on the site or blog somewhere; sorry I missed it )

    Anyway… tons and tons of love to you Buddy and all three of your ‘pet’ humans. I only wish I could send you a pic of Blue so you could see another adopted beagle living the high life ;) P. S. How can a person get in on the Sunday Live streams?
  • I really was saddened to hear about Buddy’s eye problems. I hope that they can find or discover some medication to reverse this disease. I love Buddy as much as my cute Beagle Jag. God bless and keep Buddy in good health. With much love.


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