The retina is a very thin layer of tissue that lines the inner part of the eye and sends light impulses to the brain via the optic nerve. If a pet has the retina pulled away from it's normal position, the dog or cat has a retinal detachment. Retinal detachments are more common among older pets, although it can happen at any age. Retinal detachment may be caused by congenital defects, which can cause immediate retinal detachment or detachment in the long term. It is advised to consult a veterinarian, an eye exam is needed to determine if the retinal detachment is caused by a medical condition.
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.