Dog Cataract Specialist Prescott AZ

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 Thumb Butte Animal Hospital
(928) 583-7415
1441 West Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Cropping, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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832 Hope St
Prescott, AZ

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(928) 771-1340
3073 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ

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(928) 772-6069
9501 E Lorna Ln
Prescott Valley, AZ

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(928) 636-4382
3601 N Hwy 89
Chino Valley, AZ
 
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(928) 445-4581
1205 White Spar Rd
Prescott, AZ

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Animal Care Clinic-Prescott Pc
(928) 445-5442
803 E Sheldon St
Prescott, AZ

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(928) 772-7775
6227 E 2nd St
Prescott Valley, AZ

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(928) 772-7775
6227 E 2nd St
Prescott Valley, AZ

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(888) 868-9094
3601 N State Route 89
Chino Valley, AZ

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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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