Day: January 14, 2024

Cataracts in Dogs and cats

In this episode, Dr. Kristen Fischer, board certified veterinary ophthalmologist discusses the importance of early diagnosis, the different causes, and treatments of cataracts in pets. Genetic predisposition and diabetes are the most common causes of cataracts in dogs, whereas inflammation causes cataracts in cats. Early detection and treatment are essential and can be achieved by routine eye exams conducted by a veterinarian. Treatment options available include surgery, which has a success rate of around 90%. In cases where surgery isn’t possible, maintaining comfort for the pet is key. The positive impact of this treatment in pets is highlighted through a special story about a rescue dog named Ethel. Dr. Fischer also denotes the annual initiative by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists that provides free eye exams for service animals globally.

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