Eyes

Cataracts in pets


Cataracts in pets occur for several reasons, the most common one being hereditary. Breeds like Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, French Poodles and Boston Terriers are at higher risk. Cataracts: what are they? The function of the lens in the eye is to focus and refract light.   It is made of tissue fibres that with age […]



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Itchy ears and weepy eyes


Itchy ears are a common complaint in dogs. Certain breeds like Spaniels with their long ears and Labradors that like to swim, are more at risk. Itchy ears: symptoms to look out for • Repeated, vigorous scratching of the ear • Discharge • Bad smell from the ears Itchy ears: diagnosis and treatment It’s absolutely […]



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Eye problems in pets: what to look out for


Eye problems in pet may go unnoticed, especially in busy and boisterous animals. If your pet is showing any of the following symptoms, he or she may have eye problems that necessitate a visit to the vet. Eye problems: symptoms Squinting or holding the eye closed (the eye is sore) More tearing than usual from […]



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Your pets’ eyes: keep a lookout for diseases


Your pets’ eyes are usually appreciated for way they gently beguile you into sharing a treat. What few pet owners realise is that pets’ eyes are at risk of many of the same eye conditions or diseases that people have: surface scratches (ulcers), pinkeye (conjunctivitis) and increased fluid pressure (glaucoma) to name a few. Most […]



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Removing a dog’s eye: reasons and post-op care


Enucleation. It’s a scary-sounding word and it’s a scary procedure for most pet parents. No pet parent wants to be told their dog’s eye needs to be removed (enucleation) but several medical conditions may necessitate this. If a dog is in severe pain from a medical condition of the eye, or the condition can lead […]



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Eye discharge in dogs: when to worry


Have you ever noticed gummy, sticky, runny stuff at the corner of your dog’s eye? Eye discharge is a common problem in dogs. Some types are completely normal, while others are associated with potentially serious health issues. To know whether that discharge needs veterinary attention or not, pet parents need to understand the various types […]



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