Cataract Dog Symptoms and Care

Cataract is a common eye problem affecting dogs and once the symptoms are noticed the cataract dog should be treated with special care. Cataract affects all breeds of dogs and cataract dog problems is found in all sizes and ages of dogs. There are three types of cataract that affect a cataract dog. The three types affecting a cataract dog are incipient or the early stages of cataract immature or cataract that has not yet become a serious problem and mature which is advanced and the cataract dog with this type of cataract will need immediate surgery. Many veterinarians feel that the three types of cataract that affect the cataract dog are not three distinct types of cataract but three stages of cataract affecting the cataract dog. Symptoms of cataract in a cataract dog should be treated immediately. Cataract is noticed suddenly in the cataract dog and there is no preventive vaccine to prevent the onset of cataract in the dog. A cataract dog loses its normal function and this can be particularly distressing when the dog is used as a guide dog guard dog or police dog.

Symptoms of cataract in a cataract dog include change in the color of the eyes of the dog the dog bumps into things and cannot see clearly the cataract dog starts squinting the dog is scared to do anything new and there is a reddening around the eyes of the dog. The cataract dog should be taken to the vet at the first sign of symptoms. Cataract is a degenerative disease and the progression of the disease in a cataract dog is quick. To minimize the effects of cataract in a cataract dog the dog should be taken for regular eye examinations to a veterinarian. Eye medications should be given correctly as prescribed by the veterinarian to the cataract dog. The cataract dog should be fed with vitamin and mineral supplements like zinc vitamin C and vitamin E. Hygiene and grooming of the cataract dog is very important. Every effort should be made by owners to help the dog because cataract is the most common and fast acting eye disease affecting dogs.

Shopping for a Gainesville Vet

When I look for a great Gainesville vet, there are specific criteria I am looking for. First off, I need to see a clean office. There is something very depressing about a veterinarians office that is not tidy. And if it smells, that is not good either. Sure, dogs and cats are a little smelly – but overall the vet office should have a professional appearance. And it should be clear that reasonable efforts are made to keep that Gainesville vet clinic clean.

The friendliness of the staff is another big consideration. Nobody likes walking into their veterinarian to be greeted by someone who is rude. And believe it or not, many people at the front desks of vet offices are not nice. This is customer service 101. Make sure the Gainesville veterinarian you select has a friendly staff.

The last thing to consider when shopping Gainesville vets is price. You want inexpensive services, but be balanced here. The cheapest option in town is not always the best care for your dog or cat. You want your pet to get high quality health care services, so you may have to pay slight more than the rock bottom. That’s okay, but be sure you are not paying extremely high prices either. Aim for the middle of the road as you explore veterinarian options.

Animal veterinarians can be strange people

Some of the strangest people I have met in my life have been animal veterinarians. I am not sure if it is an intrinsic property of the type of people who want to become animal veterinarians, or if it is property of the training they undergo on their path to becoming animal veterinarians. Either way, I would like to share some stories of the strangest animal veterinarians I have ever met.

One of them was from New York City. He had been among New York’s animal veterinarians since he was a young man. He had worked on elephants, tigers, and even penguins at various zoos. He said he wanted to be just like his favorite animal veterinarians because he related to animals better than humans, and sometimes, he would try and communicate with them in his best attempt at their noises. Are all animal veterinarians so strange?!

Another one was from Missouri. He had become one of Missouri’s animal veterinarians after he lost his medical license to treat humans because of a mental health issue. Apparently, he started having hallucinations when he would operate on people, so he had to become a vet because he did not have the same experience. For some reason, being a vet does not affect him in the same manner.

The strangest of the animal veterinarians that I have met was the one I knew when I was a boy. I went to his house once, and he didn’t live with any humans, only ten Dachsunds named after the seven wonders of the world, with three of them having duplicate names followed by the number two. He was a pleasant man, but of all the animal veterinarians that I have met, he sure takes the cake as the most wacky!