Our expert says:
Diabetes or Pancreatic insufficiency on its own is treatable wit a good success rate. If these two occur together the treatment gets trickier. Diabetes causes the lens of the eye to go white (cataracts). Eye vets can remove these if the dogs gets totally blind but only if the diabetes is stable. The fact that your dog is drinking a lot, getting blind are signs that the diabetes is not well controlled. Artificial pancreas powder is also available that may work a bit better than the pig pancreas. Warming the food with the enzymes in also helps with digestion.
Your dog wil need to be hospitalised for a while to stabilize the diabetes. The cost and commitment that you now face is massive and with a uncertain outcome. Seek the advice of a internal medicine expert if you decide to go ahead with treatment, may save you time and money in the long run. If your dog is older than 10, the outcome is even more uncertain.
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