How to treat cataracts in the eyes of dogs

Dogs can develop cataracts in the eyes, something that can prevent their vision from being clear and effective. There are a number of symptoms that can help you determine if your dog has cataracts, however, it is important that if you have suspicions go to a veterinarian to determine whether or not your dog has cataracts.

In we want to help you improve the eye health of your pet so, in this article we tell you how to treat cataracts in the eyes of dogs .

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Dogs can develop cataracts in the eyes for genetic and hereditary reasons. In addition, any breed of dog can develop this disease although cockers and poodles are the most likely to suffer from eye problems.

With age, the appearance of cataracts in the eyes of dogs is more likely than when they are puppies but, in addition to genes and age, cataracts can appear due to trauma or due to illnesses such as diabetes.


To try to prevent dogs from developing cataracts in the eyes, it is important that you take care of the eye health of your dog with specific techniques that will help the pet enjoy a healthy life. Here are some tips for taking care of the eyes of dogs :

  • Clean the eyes of the dog daily with gauze and physiological saline.
  • If your dog has long fur around his eyes, clear the area by cutting the ends that can accumulate dirt and infections.
  • Watch that your dog does not get into spaces where there are shrubs or bushes, as there may be spikes or thorns that damage the eye.
  • Check the eyes of older dogs at the vet once every 3 months.
  • Feed your dog with a healthy diet and prevent him from eating sweets.

In this video you can see more tips on how to take care of a dog's eyes.


To detect if your dog has cataracts, you should pay attention to a series of symptoms that you can uncover if you suffer or not. The symptoms of cataracts in the eyes of the most common dogs there are:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Oocyte suppuration
  • Intolerance to light
  • The lens becomes opaque and white

If you see that your dog has any of these symptoms since we recommend that you go directly to a veterinarian to determine what may be happening to your pet.


The only remedy to cure cataracts in dogs is surgery. The treatments that exist based on medications are not effective, while the operation of cataracts have a high percentage of success (95%). The operation does not involve any risk and will get your dog to have a better vision and enjoy a fuller health.

In any case, it is always the veterinarian who must determine if your dog with cataracts needs or not to operate. Go to the veterinarian to find out how to proceed with your pet's illness.