The UK’s top dog has been diagnosed with a rare eye condition that can cause the body to lose its ability to produce tears.
The dog, named Nyothena, was taken in for medical care after her owner noticed she had no tears and no blood at all.
“She was in an extremely distressed state.
She was crying, sniffing, biting and struggling,” her owner, Michelle Smith, told the Sun.”
It was the worst time of her life.
She’d been in the hospital for days and she’d been on medication.”
Nyottas eye condition is caused by a condition called retinopathy, where a protein in the retina makes it harder for the eye to make tears.
The condition can also lead to blindness, and her owner had to be put on oxygen.
Nyotta had also been on anti-depressants, and was taken to hospital for a blood test, which showed the condition was not present.
The dog’s owner said she was worried about the dog’s safety.
“I’m very worried for her,” Smith said.
“She’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
But she was hopeful that Nyottas condition would improve soon, and that her dog would soon be able to get a good scan.
“She’s in very good hands,” Smith added.
“Hopefully she will be OK in a few days.”
The case was reported to the National Veterinary Association in October, and now Nyotta has been released back into the wild.
The National Veterinary Organisation has set up a Facebook page to provide updates on Nyottans condition, and to provide information on what you can do if you can not find a veterinary clinic in your area.
A spokesperson for the charity said that Nyothenas condition is rare, and they’re trying to raise money to buy Nyott’s eye for treatment.
“Nyoticas condition can be very difficult to treat,” the spokesperson said.
“If you’re in a position to help we’d urge you to do so.”
“This is a very special case where Nyothens eye was not treated as a priority and her life has been saved,” the organisation added.