Periodic Newsletter from The IAMS Company:
From: “IAMS Dog”
To: hart (at) petlvr.com
Subject: Clearing Up Misconceptions About Cataracts In Senior Dogs
MAIN STORY – Cataracts in Senior Dogs
You’re spending some up-close and personal time with your dog when you notice cloudiness in his eyes. A dog owner’s first thought is usually “Oh no, cataracts!” But often this cloudiness is actually a normal age-related change that only resembles cataracts. It’s called lenticular or nuclear sclerosis. As dogs age, the lenses in their eyes increase in density or hardness. Though they appear cloudy to our eyes, the dog’s vision is actually unaffected and it is not something to worry about. Cataracts, on the other hand, are. So how do we distinguish between the two?