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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Cataracts in Pets

Your pet's overall eye health is critical for their quality of life. If your pet is struggling with different aspects of their eye health, it can be difficult for them to see clearly, be able to complete simple tasks such as running and walking, and can impede them from truly living the best lives. That's why it's important to get them the help they need from a veterinarian, who can conduct eye care and manage diseases such as cataracts in pets. Cataracts is a disease that affects the eyes of both humans and pets alike.

If you suspect your dog or cat has cataracts and want to get them help to see clearly, contact us at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital. We're here to help the communities of Mission, BC, Maple Ridge, BC, and the surrounding areas treatment for cataracts in pets.

What Is Cataracts in Pets?

Cataracts in pets is like cataracts in humans. It is a condition caused by the breakdown of the proteins inside of the eye, which can lead to a cloudy film developing over the lens.

Cataracts is readily seen in the eye of your cat or dog. However, it can also be relatively small and grow to be larger as time progresses. Cataracts can lead to vision loss if it progresses. There is no known cause for cataracts, and it cannot be prevented if there is a genetic predisposition.

However, dogs and cats that are older, have diabetes, have had a prior injury, and are from a breed that regularly suffers from cataracts might all be impacted by cataracts more so than other types of pets.

What Is the Treatment for Cataracts in Pets from a Veterinarian?

One of the only treatments for cataracts in pets is surgery. A veterinarian at our veterinary hospital can help determine if the clouding in your pet's eyes is due to cataracts or another eye condition. He or she can then help determine the best treatment options, which can include close monitoring to ensure it does not progress, as well as surgery to clear away the cloudy film over the eye.

This cloudy film will eventually lead to blindness, so it's important to conduct follow-up care with a veterinarian on our veterinary team and initiate surgery if recommended. A cloudy lens can be removed and replaced with an artificial clear lens, helping improve your dog or cat's vision.

Get Treatment for Cataracts in Pets from a Veterinarian at Our Veterinary Hospital

We want to help your pet see healthy, improve their quality of life, and enjoy their days with you to the fullest. Call us at (604) 286-0160 for Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital to set up an appointment in Mission, BC, or Maple Ridge, BC.