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"Because you Love Them"
"Because you Love Them"
As a loving pet owner, you always know when something doesn't seem right with your pet.
You gaze into those big eyes that look at you with such love and affection and something starts to look different.
Those same loving eyes, are now cloudier than they were before. Should you worry? And Why?
What do you see?
Maybe you've also noticed recently or for the last while, your furry family member...
What could this be...?
These are all possible symptoms of Cataracts. an Eye disease that commonly affects humans but can also be found in our four legged friends.
This disorder can cause discomfort and pain, reduced quality of life and even blindness in many pets.
Fortunately there is Help for Pets with this condition! Read more to find out!!...
What exactly is a cataract?
A cataract is an abnormality in the lens of the eye. It's when the lens becomes opaque (cloudy) but In order to function normally a lens needs to be clear so that it can focus light from the outside onto the retina.
When your pet has Cataracts, it results in the scattering of some of this light, resulting in blurred vision.
The severity of the cataracts can vary, with the most severe ones allowing very little light to reach the retina which may cause permanent blindness and other complications.
What does a cataract look like?
The appearance of cataracts can be different, depending on the severity of the condition.
They could make the dog’s eyes look hazy, shiny or make them look like cracked ice.
Normally, the cataracts start off as small defects in the eye, and these symptoms may not have even been easily noticeable within the first stages.
In time, they expand, becoming more visible to the pet owner.
What are some of the causes?
A number of these issues have been shown to either directly cause cataracts or increase the chances of a dog developing them. Some of these include:
What Can I do to help my pet!
Try a Diet Change!Recent studies have shown that nutrition plays an important role in preventing or delaying cataracts. It has been found that certain natural antioxidants given to older dogs in particular, can reduce related cataracts symptoms.
Another great preventative and reducing measure that pet owners are using is, vitamin E!
There are plenty of beneficial whole foods for your dog, loaded with Vitamin E.
Some of these include...
You can also do things to help reduce or prevent cataracts, one of the most important of which is to keep your pet at a normal weight so she doesn't develop diabetes.
Cataracts are inevitable in a diabetic dogs. They're fast-acting and will render your dog blind within a short period of time.
If left too long surgery is your only option to restore vision to your pet, and the success of surgery is often dependent on how well you're able to manage the diabetes.
Diabetes and cataracts are just two of a long list of diseases over weight dogs are at risk for.
As pet owners, we will do anything for our furry family members! Don't let something preventable, like cataracts, cloud over those beautiful big eyes you love to gaze into.
Help them live happier and healthier today by looking at their food and ensuring you're making the healthiest choice for them.
If you're not sure how to know whether your food choice for your pets is healthy or not (and trust me, the packaging isn't going to help you find out) then why not pop down to our store and have one of our nutritionally savvy customer service help you uncover the perfect food for your pets.
Their healthiest and happiest life is just one choice away.