Vision

KEEPING AN EYE ON THEIR SIGHT

Their eyes should be clear and bright. Of course, it's normal that some secretions accumulate at the inside corners. All you have to do for that is gently wipe with a damp tissue or cloth (but avoid cotton swabs as they can leave fibers in the eyes).

You should consult your vet if your pet's eyes seem unusually teary, or if one of their eyes (or both) is closed, if you see any redness or green or yellow secretions. Also if you see that the third lid, the one that protects the eye, is constantly exposed.

If your friend is constantly bumping into things, they might be starting to have some vision problems that could be serious. So it is a good idea to consult one of our vets to see if there is an underlying condition that may affect their vision.

Here are some other problems that can affect eyesight:

  • Detached and atrophied retina;
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Corneal clouding
  • Acquired lens dislocation

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call us and we can direct you on the best course of action for your furry friend.