A Brighter Future for Sadie

Wearing her Doggles sunglasses, Sadie projects a jet pilot’s intensity as she plays outdoors at her Brenham home. More importantly, the eyewear is a critical part of a treatment plan prescribed by Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to protect the German Shepherd’s eyesight from further damage caused by pannus. This chronic inflammatory condition, […]

Watch Out For Canine Eye Conditions

Vision may not be a dog’s strongest sense, but it still plays an important role in daily life. A dog’s eye health can deteriorate because of aging or disease, so dog owners should be aware of the various eye issues that can occur. Dr. Lucien Vallone, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College […]

Be on the lookout for vision impairment in pets

Like people, pets can experience poor or failing eyesight as they age. The onset of vision impairment in our pets can occur for a number of reasons, including cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal diseases such as sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS), and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). SARDS, a disease that affects the function of the […]

Treating Pet Eye Disease and Injury

The thought of removing a pet’s eye can be scary, but in some cases, eye removal is necessary to improve the pet’s quality of life. Dr. Lucien Vallone, a clinical assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how eye removal can be beneficial. “Veterinarians and veterinary ophthalmologists perform […]

Cataracts Could Affect Your Pet’s Vision

If you’ve noticed your pet’s eye lenses becoming cloudy or opaque, your pet could be developing cataracts. Though cataracts can decrease vision, or even cause complete blindness, not every companion animal that develops cataracts requires surgery. Dr. Lucien Vallone, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how […]

Cataracts

If your Spot is seeing spots, cataracts could be to blame. As people age, they often develop vision problems, including cataracts. The same holds true for your aging pet. Bumping into objects and failing to retrieve toys may be signs of vision loss. These are especially significant if they occur within the pet’s normal environment, […]

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