Celebrities share pictures and stories about their dogs all the time. Sometimes they are sad, sometimes they're happy, and most of the time, they are absolutely adorable. Joel McHale recently shared a story and a picture of his family's dog Bean Bag and it's both sad and happy.
Bean Bag has recently lost an eye. Apparently, while he was on one of his adventures, something ripped or tore his cornea and removal was the only option. As dogs get into just about anything and some, like Bean Bag, are closer to the ground, this, unfortunately, happens. But as sad as it can be, in his Instagram post about Bean Bag's condition, Joel McHale shared that Bean Bag is doing incredibly well and is still getting into all kinds of shenanigans with his siblings Cowboy and Harry.
Often, when a health issue like this occurs, us people are the ones who are the most worried, stressed, and anxious. Once everything is fine, the dogs barely notice.
A similar issue occurred when I was growing up. My family had a dachshund named Ginger or Gingy. According to my parents, she didn't have one eye and her socket was closed shut. As a five or six-year-old, I have no memory of her not having an eye. I just remember loving her.
Joel McHale shares a health update on his dog Bean Bag after the loss of an eye
There are a variety of reasons a dog can lose an eye and it's not always because something punctured it. It could be due to cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, retinal detachment, or simple aging. An experienced veterinarian will likely give you options for care, but usually, if they are recommending the eye be removed, all other options have been ruled out.
As dogs, and most animals, are incredibly adaptable, they are likely to get around, play, snuggle, and eat just as much as they did when they had both eyeballs. It might be scary at first, but with the right treatment, they will be back to their old selves in no time.