Tag: SARDS

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?

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 Do Dogs Get Blind

Dogs, like humans, may experience the deterioration of their senses as they age. Typically, dogs don’t develop serious ailments until they’re much older, though some breeds may be genetically disposed to losing their sight earlier. While a halo for your dog could potentially make their life easier in the long run, it’s important to understand… Continue reading How Do Dogs Get Blind

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?