As your beloved dog is getting older its eyesight can become impaired as well, just like it’s with humans.
So, maybe you’ve noticed older dog doesn’t romp around as much as they used to, it might actually be because they don’t see as well as they used to. But don’t be alarmed, Vision loss due to conditions like cataracts or glaucoma can sometimes be repaired or slowed through medical treatment or surgery.
However, keep in mind that this is not as traumatic for dos as it is for their owners. You see, dogs do not rely on vision as their most important sense. Their noses and ears allow them to adapt quite well to changes in their eyesight.
If your dog’s vision is on the decline, you may notice:
- Increased clumsiness
- Difficulty finding toys
- Your dog gets startled easily
- Cloudiness and/or red blood vessels in the eyes
- Noticeable eye pain
- Lower energy levels
If you see these signs we suggest asking your vet to recommend a veterinary ophthalmologist for a consultation.