The absence of vision of a pet where it existed before. Loss of vision can happen either acutely or chronically. Loss of vision in pets, also known as partial or complete blindness, is a common symptom of various conditions that can affect dogs and cats. Loss of vision can range anywhere from hazy vision to complete blindness. Some of the most common reasons dogs and cats may experience partial or complete blindness include aging, trauma, severe eye infections, strokes, diabetes, cancer, liver disease and heart problems
How to Recognize
If your pet bumps into objects/people and cannot find its bed or food bowl, your pet may be experiencing vision loss. Vision loss is often accompanied by slight discoloration or cloudiness in the eyes.
Causes of Loss Of Vision
Vision Loss may be caused by old age, diabetes, trauma, retinal diseases, glaucoma, uveitis, high blood pressure, cataracts or untreated eye infections.
Treatment for Loss Of Vision
While cataracts can be treated with surgery , not all Vision Loss can be treated.
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.