Pet Cataract

Like people, pets can also get cataracts, which can affect their vision and prevent them from being active. At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital in Duarte, CA, our team provides eye exams to accurately diagnose cataracts and reduce any symptoms your cat or dog may be experiencing. Before visiting us, learn more about cataracts and why treatment is important below: 

Dog Cataracts

What Causes Cataracts?

Cataracts develop when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy and make it difficult for your pet to see. They can occur due to age, certain medical conditions, or can be hereditary. When you visit us, our veterinarians can examine your cat or dog’s eyes and determine the root cause of the cataracts. Afterward, we can offer the necessary treatment, as cataracts are easier to treat in the earlier stages.

Can Cataracts Lead to Blindness in Pets?

If left completely untreated, cataracts can eventually lead to pet blindness. Even if your pet doesn't go completely blind from cataracts, he or she may not be able to see as well. Objects can appear blurry or fuzzy and its vision may be much darker than it would be otherwise. As a result, your pet may not be able to see threats as easily and may run into furniture.

The Importance of Annual Veterinary Visits

When you visit us for an annual checkup, it allows our vets to monitor your pet’s cataracts. Eventually, surgery may be needed to replace the lenses in the eyes with new ones that aren't cloudy or damaged. Our vets can check how fast the cataracts are progressing and determine when your cat or dog may have to get surgery. Not only that, but with proper veterinary care, we can detect any conditions or diseases early and provide treatment.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms of cataracts, our team at Duarte Azusa in Duarte, CA, is happy to help. Once we assess your pet’s condition, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will help it see clearly and improve its overall health. To learn about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (626) 357-2251 today. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, we look forward to assisting you! 

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