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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment while I review your concerns regarding Mikos.
Mikos sounds like a very sweet older boy who has his share of challenges.
It sounds like he has multiple geriatric conditions: blindness from cataracts, and muscle atrophy/weakness.
The recent onset of pacing/whining/whimpering are all very consistent with Canine Senile Disorder (or canine dementia).
Dogs with this disorder typically present with a combination of the following symptoms:
D - Disorientation: wandering/pacing, found in rooms they are not usually in
I - Interaction: Interacting with family more or less (hiding or clingy)
S- Sleep Patterns Change: pacing at night and sleeping during the day
H - Housebreaking: accidents in the home as they start to forget the difference between the inside and outside.