Eye Problems And Care – Cataract in Canine

By | August 29, 2017
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Eye Problem and Cataracts in Dogs

You all must be aware of the fact that the dog’s best sense organs are ears and nose. However, not denying the fact, eyes also plays a vital role obviously in their life. Eyes are the backbone of their senses all together. They listen at high ranges of sound than humans but to follow those sounds they require eyes to see properly.

You all must have also heard about cataract. Yeah, it’s an eyesight problem but it also occurs in dogs. This write-up is for a discussion about Canine Cataract and what problems do a pooch face when they are affected by cataract eye disease.

Canine Cataracts Questions

Now, what is cataract? It is a condition that develops when the lens become opaque. It is generally develops at an old age but might also affect the younger canines of any breed and type. The cloud like appearance is seen in eyes when a pooch has cataract making it a strenuous task for him to look clearly. This hampers the canine eye vision and if proper decision is not taken at the time, it might lead to loss of vision.

Cataract condition starts at a very slow rate and with progression of time grows larger. It can be observed as small dots at the edges of the lens. Then they develop into immature cataracts that cover 15% of the lens portion (partial opacity) and then slowly covering the entire lens leading to complete blindness.

To avoid any situation like this, or realize that your pooch has cataract at any early stage require the knowledge of symptoms. Some of the signs that show an onset of cataract in dogs are:

  • Cloudy pupils in the infected eye
  • Bumping into the walls or other furniture
  • Tripping
  • Increased consumption of water
  • Increased frequency of urination

Signs and definition won’t clear out the problem from the roots. To treat a dog suffering from cataract you must know the reason why has it happened so. Few common reasons are:

  • Old age
  • Hereditary reasons
  • Diabetes
  • Side effect of medications
  • Inflamed eyes
  • Injury or trauma to the eyes
  • Nutritional deficiency

So, always have an eye towards your dog’s eyes. Keep them safe and regularly visit the vet if you think any of the symptoms exists. Examining the eyes will bring you relief rather than your dog suffering. If your canine is aged, then be very protective about his eyes and provide him with healthy nutritional diet.

“Eyes are like a dog’s soul
So find all the loopholes,
By vision, he sees you
Don’t ignore the grayish-white clue.”


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