If we have to pick favourite diseases, mine is retinal detachment in cats. One day your cat goes suddenly blind, and the next they can see again. All thanks to a simple and low cost treatment.
However, for this to happen, you need to know what to look for, and act quickly. Continue reading “Help! My Cat Is Bumping Into Things”
As a short-sighted person, I don’t take good vision for granted. Therefore, when someone asks me “what exactly do dog see?”, I’m interested in a lot more than just colour vision.
In this article you will find the best evidence we have for:
Continue reading “How Well Do Dogs See Colours & Detail?”
- colour perception,
- ability to see detail,
- light sensitivity, and
- long and short-sightedness
If you look up the causes of eye discharge in dogs, there’s almost always one missing. That wouldn’t be such a problem if what’s missing wasn’t also the most common cause in puppies. Continue reading “Causes Of Eye Discharge In Puppies”
Grass seed season in southern Australia is that time between October and year’s end when extra care is needed. All dog owners need to know how to prevent and treat this menace. The same also applies to cats to a lesser extent. Continue reading “Help! My Dog Has A Grass Seed”
You’ve got a dog needing treatment and you’ve even got some of your own meds nearby. Can you use them?
The use of non-veterinary drugs is a common question from pet owners. When is it a good idea to give your dog human medications? Sometimes, surprisingly, it is. Just not that often.* Continue reading “What Human Drugs Are Safe For Dogs?”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Essential Facts
If A Dog Has A Cataract
- Don’t panic: most of what are called ‘cataracts’ are part of normal ageing
- To check for true cataracts you need to see either a vet or an eye specialist
- Senile lenticular sclerosis does not cause blindness and needs no treatment, whereas cataracts require removal to restore vision
Now dive deeper. Continue reading “Help! My Dog Has Cataracts”