Dog Eye Health

Tips For Living With A Vision-Impaired Dog
Tips For Living With A Vision-Impaired Dog

Dogs can be born blind or can become blind through injury or illness. A recent study at Illinois State University has shown that these animals can still be wonderful companions and can easily compensate for their impairment in a number of ways. However, vision-impaired dogs may require a bit of extra care to ensure their […]

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A Dog Owner's Guide to Canine Dry Eye
A Dog Owner's Guide to Canine Dry Eye

It's not often a topic makes a particular patient instantly spring to mind, but say “dry eye” (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and I immediately think of Ben, a gorgeous bear of a German shepherd. Ben was a gentle giant, an imposing dog that some children avoided, and yet all he wanted was love. But […]

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The Dog Owner's Guide to Canine Conjunctivitis
The Dog Owner's Guide to Canine Conjunctivitis

At face value conjunctivitis may appear a simple condition: After all, what's so complicated about an eye infection? But to assume conjunctivitis is just a matter of infection is to do this important problem a disservice. Indeed, there are many reasons for a dog to have a sore, red eye, and it's […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Glaucoma
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Glaucoma

Canine glaucoma is a chronic and very serious disease that affects a dog's eye (just look at the picture to see how terrible the symptoms are)! In fact this is such a dangerous condition that it can very often lead to blindness. This condition is caused by a build-up of aqueous humor […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Cherry Eye
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Cherry Eye

Canine cherry eye is as you can see from the picture a very upsetting condition. Just like humans dogs have tear glands and your dog's tear gland wraps around the cartilage of the third eyelid. However, when the attachments on the underside of the third eyelid become weak this will allow the tear gland to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Cataracts
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Cataracts

For your canine cataracts is a debilitating and miserable condition. This condition leads to opacity of the eye lens (this is the characteristic white cloudy appearance that you see in dogs that have developed this problem – basically your dogs eyes will lose their transparency looking grey or white rather than the […]

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