Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Canine Cataracts

While our ophthalmology department treats a wide range of diseases and conditions of the eye, canine cataracts are among the most common. Each year, plenty of pet owners make trips to their veterinarian with complaints about their dog’s eyes appearing cloudy or noticing that their vision seems impaired. While various conditions and normal aging of the eye can contribute to these symptoms, it is important that cataracts be ruled out. What are Cataracts? Similar to a camera, our dog’s eyes have a lens inside of them that is used for focusing. A cataract is an opacification or cloudiness of the
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Ten Veterinary Emergencies That Can’t Wait

While no owner hopes to ever have to visit a veterinary emergency clinic, sometimes it is unavoidable. Our pets are no different than us in that they can experience an illness, injury, or accident at any time of the day or week. While there are situations where your pet can wait to be seen until their regular veterinarian is available, there are also conditions where waiting can be deadly. If you feel that the seriousness of your pet’s condition cannot wait, trust your gut and get them seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you are unsure, here
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Trick or Treat? The Dangers of Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins, costumes, scary movies, and our favorite – Halloween candy. While our pets should be avoiding candy in general, chocolate, in particular, can carry serious and sometimes deadly side effects if consumed in the right quantities.  While 600 million pounds of candy is sold during the Halloween season, 90 million of that of number comes from chocolate alone.1 With that much chocolate floating around the American household, it is important that we keep it out of our dog’s reach.   What’s the Big Deal Anyway? In 2016, chocolate ingestion was among the top 10 calls
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