Conjunctivitis can be a real pain in the eye for dogs. What seems like a simple diagnosis can prove to be much more severe. Learn more about this condition and how to know when it’s time to seek treatment.
Dog’s eyesight is important. So don’t let any eye illnesses or infections hinder their ability to see.
Has your dog been diagnosed with cataracts? If so, are you worried about the cumbersome cost of canine cataract surgery? It can be expensive. And if left untreated, this progressive condition can lead to total blindness, so it’s a necessity for your pup’s quality of life. But how much does dog cataract surgery cost? And how can you reduce your financial burden for unexpected illnesses like this? Here, we’ll give you the info you need to know about dog cataract surgery, the associated costs, and how you may proactively reduce your financial risk for pet vet procedures.
One of the most common problems requiring an emergency visit to the vet is when an owner notices their dog’s eye is sore and red. Very often, the problem is a corneal ulcer. Owners often wonder how these ulcers in a dog’s eye happen, how they are diagnosed and treated, and what eye ulcer healing stages are.
Have you noticed something strange or different about your dog’s eyes? Perhaps they’re not opening them entirely, or you’ve had to wipe them a few more times than normal? These signs could mean they have an eye condition and need to see a veterinarian. Learn how your dog’s eyes work and how they should look so that you can spot when something is wrong quickly.
It may come as a surprise to us humans, but dogs have three eyelids. This third eyelid is called the nictitating membrane, or nictitans. It emerges from the inside corner of the lower eyelid to cover the eye diagonally, serving as an additional lubricating barrier to protect the fragile surface of the eye (cornea). Let’s learn more about cherry eye, possible treatment options, and what causes the condition to begin with.
Like humans, dogs’ eyes are vulnerable to infections, injuries, allergens, debris, and other irritating problems. Our furry friends are also prone to several chronic eye conditions that require long-term treatment to save their vision. Some conditions are minor and can be relieved from over-the-counter eye drops for dogs. But many require prescription drops from your veterinarian. We’ll explore the best eye drops for dogs for many different needs and give you tips on how to administer drops to your pup.
Does your dog have red, watery eyes? Are they irritated? If so, it could indicate that your dog has an allergy. Because our dog’s eyes are precious, it’s essential to know what to do. Eye irritation, discharge, or redness in your pup’s eyes is abnormal. These symptoms can be caused by many conditions and are all reasons to see your veterinarian, but specifically related to allergies, these can point to allergic conjunctivitis. So how do you tell the difference? And what do you do if your dog has an eye allergy?
Uveitis is an inflammatory condition of the eye that can happen suddenly in dogs for a variety of reasons. Severe cases of uveitis can affect your dog’s vision and even lead to loss of sight. This article will explore what uveitis is, what might cause it, when to seek veterinary attention, and what treatment options are available.
Dogs, just like people, can suffer from eye problems and progressive loss of vision, especially in their older age. Thankfully, dogs are not as reliant as us on their vision. Their heightened smell and hearing mean they usually manage gradual changes to vision well. In this article, we discuss might cause a pup to lose their sight, what your veterinarian may suggest doing, and how to cope with a blind dog at home.
Is your dog showing signs of vision loss? One cause could be a hereditary disease called progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), which is a common cause of blindness in purebred dogs and some mixed breeds. What is PRA in dogs? Is your pup more prone to developing this inherited disease? And how do you know if your dog is at risk?