Eye diseases

Cataracts in a Dog: Snoop Goes Blind in Both Eyes

Cataracts in a Dog: Snoop Goes Blind in Both Eyes

Do you know what can cause your dog to go blind, and can you do anything about it? Conditions that can lead to loss of sight in dogs include: genetic predisposition age eye injuries infections/inflammation cancer diabetes cataracts glaucomas suddenly acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS) Further information: Blindness In Dogs: Causes, Treatments And Prevention What are cataracts? A cataract is…

Continue reading …

Eye Injuries in Dogs: Buzz’s Story of a Sore, Red Eye

Eye Injuries in Dogs: Buzz’s Story of a Sore, Red Eye

Canine eyes are incredibly vulnerable, and even the smallest injury can lead to serious trouble. When your dog injures their eye, it is always a reason for concern and reason to consult with a veterinarian. Causes of eye injuries in dogs include scratches, blunt force, foreign bodies, abnormally growing eyelashes, or abnormal eyelids. Jasmine had to have her renegade eyelash…

Continue reading …

Dry Eye in a Dog: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)—Archie’s Story

Dry Eye in a Dog: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)—Archie’s Story

Brachycephalic dog breeds, to which Cavalier King Charles Spaniels belong, are highly susceptible to eye issues, including dry eye. A healthy eye is continually bathed in tear liquid. That nourishes and protects the eye from debris, irritants, and infections. The big, adorable eyes of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are naturally susceptible to dry eye simply because of their size. Often,…

Continue reading …

Corneal Ulcer in a Pug: Bruce’s Eye Injury

Corneal Ulcer in a Pug: Bruce’s Eye Injury

The large, bulging eyes in the brachycephalic breeds look adorable but it makes them susceptible to injury. Eye injuries, inflammation and even loss of an eye are, unfortunately, common in Pugs and other smooshy-faced breeds. Not only the eyes are too large for the eye sockets, but the eyelids also might not be able to fully cover the eye when…

Continue reading …