Vision loss and blindness of the pet noticed by walking into things or people with or without purpose. Vision problems in pets can range from blurry vision to complete blindness. Furthermore, there are a number of health issues that can lead to vision problems in cats and dogs. A sampling of the more common of these issues include natural aging, glaucoma, cataracts, eye infections and uveitis. However, brain tumors, neurological disorders and retinal diseases can also lead to vision problems in dogs and cats.
How to Recognize
Your pet is most likely experiencing vision problems if he/she begins to bump into objects and people and may have a delayed reaction to light. You may also notice slighting discoloration or cloudiness in the eyes.
Causes of Vision Problems
Some pets develop vision problems with old age. However, sometimes vision problems can be a sign of an eye infection, cataracts, retinal disease, glaucoma, uveitis, Diabetes, or a brain tumor or other neurological disease.
Your veterinarian will inspect your pet's eyes and may take a blood sample.
Treatment for Vision Problems
Treatment depends on the condition behind vision problems. Diabetes can be treated with medication and a change in diet, while cataracts requires surgery.
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.