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Archive for May 10th, 2012

Glaucoma in a dog

Thursday, May 10, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Glaucoma is  disease that many dog owners notice when it’s too late.  This condition is caused by a build up of fluid in the eye and is one of the main causes of canine blindness. Glaucoma strikes about one in every 200 dogs. Some breeds are more susceptible to it than others.  High risk breeds include ,cocker spaniels ,terriers,  bassett hounds and beagles.  Symptoms of glaucoma are hard to spot but early diagnosis is critical in preventing blindness. Some signs of the disease include glassiness, cloudiness or redness in a dog’s eye.  Other symptoms include teary eyes, sensitivity to light or a dilated pupil. If you notice any of these problems in your dog, have him checked out by a veterinarian.

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