Dog Cataract Specialist Burlington VT

A multivitamin with vitamin E and A may help. Low levels of E have been associated with cataracts in people, and increasing vitamin A may reverse dry-eye syndrome.

VCA Brown Animal Hospital
(802) 488-5510
8 Calkins Court
South Burlington , VT
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Orchard Veterinary Hospital
(802) 658-2273
1333 Shelburne Road
South Burlington, VT
 
Vermont To Pet Mobile Veterinary
(802) 658-2202
57 N Champlain St
Burlington, VT
 
Cat Spay Neuter Clinic
(802) 878-2230
3619 Roosevelt Hwy
Colchester, VT

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Mountain View Animal Hospital
(802) 879-6311
129 Main Street
Essex Junction, VT
Services
Routine small animal and exotic medical and surgical services.
Hours
7:30 am-6pm

Mt Mansfield Animal Hospital
(802) 488-5826
6 S Main St
Jericho, VT
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Cats Vermont-Veterinary Clinic For Cats
(802) 863-2470
292 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
 
Qi Veterinary Clinic
(802) 951-8800
1333 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
 
Malletts Bay Veterinary Hosp
(802) 862-2472
105 W Lakeshore Dr
Colchester, VT

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English, Joel, Dvm - River Cove Animal Hospital
(802) 879-7984
7 River Cove Rd
Williston, VT

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Q. My 8-Year-Old Dachshund Has Cloudy Eyes—is it Cataracts?

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A. Chances are you’re seeing a condition called lenticular (or nuclear) sclerosis—a hardening of the central region of the lens that does not impair eyesight but will give Pepper’s peepers that gray-blue haze often confused with cataracts. While cataracts afflict 16 percent of dogs age 7 or older and can cause blindness, lenticular sclerosis is a common and relatively harmless part of aging, like a graying muzzle. Maintaining good canine eye health begins by inhibiting oxidation, which produces damaging free radicals, says holistic veterinarian and naturopath Judy Stolz, DVM, ND. Stolz recommends the following antioxidant supplements to protect Pepper’s eyes from further damage; check with your holistic vet for the right dosage for your dog:

Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus), aka the “vision herb,” contains anthocyanosides that scavenge free radicals from around the retina while increasing delivery of oxygen and blood to the whole eye.

A multivitamin with vitamin E and A may help. Low levels of E have been associated with cataracts in people, and increasing vitamin A may reverse dry-eye syndrome.

Lutein and zeaxanthin protect against macular degeneration by helping to maintain the blood vessels that flow into and out of the retina.

Zinc is a mineral found in healthy retinal tissue that protects against harmful light and inflammation.

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