May is Responsible Animal Guardian Month
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Those adorable puppy eyes get anything they want, don’t they? But over time, they may start to look kind of blue-ish or cloudy. Should you be concerned?
Over time, your dog’s eyesight will understandably change and diminish. In rare cases, the change may be due to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, anterior uveitis, or an acute illness or injury.Today, we’ll focus on the most common causes: nuclear sclerosis and cataracts. Nuclear sclerosis sounds super scary, but it isn’t (you can call it lenticular sclerosis if it sounds less terrifying). Nuclear sclerosis is a common cause of cloudy eyes in dogs and is simply a side effect of getting old. It’s not exclusive to dogs, though; horses, cows, even humans can experience nuclear sclerosis, too. Look for these signs to try to determine if your dog is experiencing nuclear sclerosis:
Cataracts are a bit different. If your dog is experiencing cataracts, you may notice:
Why is My Dog’s Nose Dry? (And When to Be Concerned)
A cold, wet nose is a common trait associated with…