The top 10 dog breeds prone to develop eye problems:
- Labrador retriever
- Springer spaniel
- Golden retrievers
- Siberian husky
- Great Dane
- German Shepherd
- Boston terrier
- Bulldog (most short-nosed/flat-faced dogs)
Just like humans dogs suffer from a variety of eye diseases. Dog eyes are nearly identical in design and function to the human eye. Some diseases are of genetic origin and some are age-related. The most common disease seen in canines are:
- Dry eye
As a pet parent help support your dog’s eye health by being aware:
- Know what is “normal” for your dog.
- Keep their eyes clean and trim the fur around the eyes.
- Know the signs of eye disease.
- Visit your veterinarian regularly.
- Avoid trauma or the introduction of foreign bodies to the eyes.
- Pay prompt attention to changes in your dog.
Now that you have a better understanding of your dog’s visual health in general or by breed. Dogs with changes in vision or dealing with blindness can still live a relatively normal life. Consult with your veterinarian on how you can make adjustments to help this member of your family safe and comfortable during this “training period”. You can teach an old dog new tricks.