When you follow a natural dogs health protocol, you can expect health problems to be rare, and mild when they do occur. It is even possible to prevent and to treat canine cataracts this way.
Canine cataracts, normally associated with old age, are now occurring at much younger ages. This in itself is showing a reduction in dogs immune systems. Professionally, it should be ringing alarm bells.
Your dogs eye, similar to all eyes, have a lens. When this is normal, it is clear. When it becomes cloudy, a cataract is starting to form. This can occur in one or both eyes.
Progression can be rapid or slow. It is easy for you to see cataracts develop, as the eye has a cloudy appearance. Don’t mistake this for a change in iris colour, which can happen as your dog ages. This is different as this is blue-grey rather than white or cloudy. It is also normal, whereas a cataract is not.
There are a variety of different causes of cataracts. Common ones are injury, poor nutrition or a serious disease, such as diabetes mellitus. It can also accompany other eye problems such as retinal degeneration or glaucoma.
The more cloudy it is, the larger the area, the less your dog will be able see.
Veterinary treatment is to remove the cataracts by surgery. Sometime an artificial lens is fitted. Either way, your dog will have better sight.
However, you may not be able to afford the cost of the surgery. Or your dog may be too old or not strong enough to risk surgery.
The best way to prevent this troubling problem occurring is to feed a quality, natural diet. The greatly improves nutrition for your dog which will can now prevent such problems occurring.
It is also possible to treat successfully cataracts with homeopathic treatment. This marvelous system of natural medicine is without side effects and is totally safe for anyone, including aged or ill dogs.