Unfortunately for Duffy, he began to develop diabetes, a condition that can lead to many complications in both humans and our four-legged friends. In this case, the disease caused the Irish terrier to struggle with his eyesight – until he eventually lost it completely.
It all happened so fast, according to Duffy’s number one companion, May. “Within about 3-5 months he went from a totally normal 8-year-old dog to a dog who was completely blind,” May wrote on Reddit.
The pooch’s owners naturally did their best to help. But even though Duffy was given medication to try and stabilize his condition, no amount of it could bring back his vision. After speaking to veterinary professionals, however, Duffy’s owners were told that there might be an alternative solution.