Tag: Blindness in dogs

Dogs with Diabetes: Symptoms to Watch Out For

By:  Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator, for Muffin’s Halo How do you begin to suspect that your pup is Diabetic? There are a few symptoms of diabetes in dogs to look out for. Symptoms Of Diabetes In Dogs You will notice increased thirst and frequent urination first.  You may find puddles in the house… Continue reading Dogs with Diabetes: Symptoms to Watch Out For

An Introduction to PRA: What Is It, and When Can It Strike?

A common cause of blindness in dogs is progressive retinal atrophy or PRA. The disease affects the photoreceptors in the back of the eyes. Light often enters one’s eyes through the lens and is transmitted to the cells in the retinas. From there, it is sent to the brain for analysis and interpretation. The photoreceptor… Continue reading An Introduction to PRA: What Is It, and When Can It Strike?

Understanding Similarites & Ways To Prevent SARDS in dogs

SARDS is a disease that can lead to permanent blindness in one’s pet. Many ask, “is it possible to prevent dogs from getting SARDS”? Little is known about SARDS. Some basic facts have emerged that can potentially give dog owners an idea of what they can do to lessen their babies’ chances of ever falling… Continue reading Understanding Similarites & Ways To Prevent SARDS in dogs

What Is SARDS, and How Does It Occur?

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome—also known as SARDS—is a disease that has become relatively common in middle-aged dogs. A leading cause of sight loss and blindness in older pets, the damage caused by the affliction is irreversible. As it stands, there is no known cure, which means that animals affected by the disease will live… Continue reading What Is SARDS, and How Does It Occur?

How does SARDS cause blindness in dogs?

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome, or SARDS, is a rare disease in dogs and is one of the ailments of what causes blindness in dogs. The current cause of SARDS is still unsure. Medical understanding of the cause of SARDS is poor with only a few theories.  Suggested causes are elevations in adrenal sex hormones, toxins,… Continue reading How does SARDS cause blindness in dogs?