Tag: dog blindness

Do All Dogs Go Blind from SARDS?

Dog blindness has many causes, a primary culprit being diabetes. This disease often leads to cataracts and subsequent loss of sight, but while common, diabetes isn’t the only illness responsible. Dogs can also go blind due to other ailments, such as kidney failure, hypertension, and something not fully understood known as Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration… Continue reading Do All Dogs Go Blind from SARDS?

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?

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?