Category Archives: Eyes

Canine Uveitis

The part of the eye responsible for supplying blood is the uvea. Uveitis in dogs is a condition that occurs when either the front or back of the uvea becomes inflamed. This will cause a buildup of proteins and the eye will start becoming cloudy. Canine uveitis has many different causes. Trauma directly to the eye is one of the

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Canine Cataracts

Every single eye is fitted with a lens, which functions very similar to a camera’s lens. A clear lens is vital to focus images. Canine cataracts occur whenever these lenses become cloudy. The cloudy area can vary in size considerably. They can occur in one or both eyes concurrently. Although a cataract starts out small, it will grow in time.

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Canine Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when there is increased pressure inside the eye. This results whenever fluid inside the eye can’t drain like it’s supposed to. Irreversible blindness will result if canine glaucoma isn’t treated. Glaucoma in dogs can sometimes be inherited. There are certain breeds that have an increased risk. Some of them include Shih Tzus, Siberian Huskies,

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Canine Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a condition that affects the eye’s conjunctiva. It causes it to become irritated and sometimes swollen. Canine conjunctivitis is the same condition that can affect humans and is more commonly known as pink eye. There are various things that can cause conjunctivitis in dogs. Sometimes, a foreign object can get in the eye and irritate it causing inflammation.

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