Bumping Into Objects

Bumping Into Objects

Walking into things, like furniture and walls, or people without purpose. Pets can accidentally walk in to objects. It is, however, uncommon for pets to walk into object continuously. If your pet walks into object more frequently than normal, the cause might be blindness. In that case it is advised to consult a veterinarian.

How to Recognize

If your pet bumps into objects and people, your pet may be experiencing vision problems or vision loss. Other related symptoms include avoiding light, squinting, not recognizing people or objects, and slight discoloration or cloudiness in the eyes.

Causes of Bumping Into Objects

Some pets develop vision problems with old age. However, sometimes vision problems can be a sign of an eye infection, cataracts, retinal disease, glaucoma, uveitis, Diabetes, or a brain tumor or other neurological disease.

Diagnosis

Your veterinarian will inspect your pet's eyes and may take a blood sample.

Treatment for Bumping Into Objects

Treatment depends on the condition behind vision problems. Diabetes can be treated with medication and a change in diet, while cataracts requires surgery.

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