Cataract

Cataract

Clouding of the lens of the eye or a cataract can cause blindness to your pet and are usually caused by an infection, or injury to the eye. This can occur very slowly, or very fast, which can lead to blindness within a few days or weeks. Cataracts are rare in cats. It is always advised to consult a veterinarian to determine the cause. Cataracts in dogs is more common, depending on the breed. Always consult a veterinarian in case of cataracts.

How to Recognize

Signs associated with Cataracts include bumping into objects and people, avoiding light, squinting, not recognizing people or objects, and discoloration or cloudiness in the eyes.

Causes of Cataract

Cataracts is usually caused by an infection or injury to the eye.

Diagnosis

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

Treatment for Cataract

Cataracts requires surgery. Contact your veterinarian.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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