How to Support a Dog With Cataracts
Although dogs see things a little differently, their eyes are similar to our own, and as a result, they suffer from similar eye disease. One such shared condition is cataracts, an eye disease where the lenses become cloudy and can no longer receive light. It can be heartbreaking to see our dog’s lose their sense of sight, but know that you are not alone. As soon as you see a difference in your dog’s quality of vision: contact your local veterinarian to get your pup back on track!
Below you will find basic causes for canine cataracts and how to help your dog restore their vision with the help of your vet.
What Are Canine Cataracts?
As our dogs, they become suspeicatle to cataract growth. When a cataract begins to develop in your pup’s eyes, you’ll see a cloudy film begin to take shape - which will eventually engulf the eye and block out light. This occurs due to proteins in the eye clumping together forming this visible cloud over our pet’s eyes.
Cataracts can sometimes be unpredictable and shocking. One day your dog can see, and almost overnight a cataract can appear and cause your dog to go blind. However, this is not always the case, and most dogs will face a slow decline in their vision as the cataract proteins continue to accumulate over the lens.
Ultimately, you can’t prevent cataracts, but you can help preserve your dog’s vision by being mindful of any sign of vision difficulties, and by taking your pooch to the vet if you notice any changes to your dog’s eyes.
We’ll Help Treat Your Dog’s Cataracts
Seeing our companions lose their sight as they age is heartbreaking, but it doesn't have to be the case. At Eldorado Animal Clinic, we are fully equipped to examine and remove your dog’s cataracts. Surgical intervention to save your dog’s vision can be a stressful thought, but rest assured, our team is well experienced and dedicated to ensuring your pup comes out seeing the beauty of the world once again. For information regarding our pet surgery services, call or visit our website for more information.