5 January 2023

Cataracts: Care tips for cloudy eyes

Cataracts often cause problems for people, but in dogs (and cats) they usually aren’t serious enough to raise an eyebrow. After all, a dog’s normal vision isn’t much better than that of the cartoon character, Mr. Magoo. The difference in sight caused by cataracts is usually minimal, however, if your buddy needs help getting around – or if you’re concerned about preventing cataracts in the future – here are some tips.

– Beware! Rearranging furniture at home is not a fun game for your four-legged friend, and a and a little bumpy.

– Give your dog a tour. If you do move things around, or if your dog has just begun having vision problems, gently lead them around the house, so they learn where everything is.

– Keep your dog within reach. Unless the garden or yard is securely fenced, keep them on a leash whenever you go outside.

– Keep up with check-ups. Apart from being a heredity condition, the leading cause of cataracts in dogs is diabetes. (Golden Retrievers, Labradors and Poodles are particularly susceptible). When the condition is caught early, cataracts can be delayed or even prevented altogether.

– Adjust your dog’s diet. Switching to a freshly made food is the best, because you can choose the best ingredients and adjust the fibre content. There’s scientific evidence showing that fibre can help control blood sugar levels and perhaps lower the risk of developing cataracts. EQUALS can provide a tailor-made recipe you can cook for your pooch at home. Natural Eye Care supplements is another way to help your buddy alleviate the condition or even prevent it to happen.

Cataracts: Care tips for cloudy eyes