Eyes

Dog’s eyesight is important. So don’t let any eye illnesses or infections hinder their ability to see.

vet inspecting a dogs eye holding the lids open

How Much Does Dog Cataract Surgery Cost?

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.

Corneal ulcer is stained by fluorescein dye of a Chihuahua dog to show the deep of ulcer for veterinary evaluation futher.

Dog Eye Ulcer: Canine Corneal Ulcers Diagnosis, Treatment & More

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.

Golden with eye opened up by woman (Caption: Eye Conditions in Dogs)

Dog Eye Problems: Conditions, Symptoms, Treatment & More

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.

Small brown dog looking sad with cherry eye in both eyes (Caption: Cherry Eye in Dogs)

Cherry Eye In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment Options & Causes

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.

A veterinary ophthalmologist makes a medical procedure, examines a dog's eyes with the help of an ophthalmologic veterinary tonometer at a veterinary clinic (Caption: Glaucoma In Dogs)

Glaucoma In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Dogs can develop glaucoma just like people. And this serious eye condition can cause your pup pain, vision loss, and even blindness. Learn more about glaucoma in dogs, including symptoms to look out for, when to see your vet, treatment options, and more.

Close up of person putting eye drops in a Corgi's eye

Best Eye Drops For Dogs For Allergies, Infections, Conjunctivitis & More

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.

Allergy season concept with dog wiping out his eye from flower pollen

Dog Eye Allergies: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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?

Vet's glove opening dog's infected eye (Caption: Uveitis In Dogs)

Uveitis In Dogs: Cause, Symptoms, Treatment & More

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.

Loss Of Vision In Dogs: Symptoms, Types Of Eye Issues, & Treatment Options

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. 

Close up of dog's colored eyes (Caption: Can Dogs See Color?)

Can Dogs See Color? Are Dogs Color Blind?

You may have heard that dogs only see the world in black and white and shades of gray. This was the accepted belief for years. But that thinking is in the past. Research has shed some fascinating light on how dogs see color and how their color vision differs from humans.

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