The dog or cat has minimal to advanced vision loss. Vision loss in pets is normal when cats and dogs reach their senior years and is characterized by partial or complete blindness in one or both eyes. However, when younger dogs and cats experience vision loss, there may be some type of medical issue present. A sample of medical issues that can lead to vision loss includes diabetes, trauma, retinal diseases, glaucoma, uveitis, high blood pressure, cataracts and untreated eye infections.
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 Vision Loss
Vision Loss may be caused by old age, diabetes, trauma, retinal diseases, glaucoma, uveitis, high blood pressure, cataracts or untreated eye infections.
Treatment for Vision Loss
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.