Our pets suffer many of the same eye conditions that we, including glaucoma, corneal ulceration, cataract, dry eye, retinal degeneration and eye infections such as conjunctivitis. However, in many cases, serious eye problems are not seen or treated in time and the result can be long term damage or visual impairment. What makes eye problems that are difficult is that the severity of symptoms is not always a testament to the severity of the condition. For example, a dog with one eye very red, swollen, may have a harmless infection, while another with a mild strabismus can have a serious eye condition and require immediate treatment. Our pets can not also tell us of any change in vision, eye pain or eye discomfort you may feel. For these reasons it is always better to walk on the side of caution and take your pet to the vet if he shows any symptoms of eye problems. Diagnosis of eye problems Samples Symptoms may include: * Red Eye * Eye pain (often expressed as squinting or eye rubbing, scratching, changes in appetite or behavior) * Eye * Download cloudy yellow or green * Blood in or around the eye * Excessive scratching * Unlike dilated pupil or pupil size * Pupils not reacting to the slight changes * Inflammation of the eye A veterinary examination can determine the type and cause of the problems in your pet's eye, and treatments or in conjunction with conventional, depending on the condition.
There are a number of natural ingredients that are known to improve eye health and to treat a variety of common eye problems. The Burdock is an herb well known for its cleaning properties of the eye and excellent detoxification. The Burdock also helps stimulate immune system function and is very useful in the treatment of dry eyes and eye infections. The general use Rosemary herb is also beneficial for a number of eye problems as it has strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties as well as the ability to help relieve pain. Meadow sweet is also highly recommended as it is an excellent astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and helps to soothe and cure infections of the eyes and conjunctiva. The herb Chelidonium majus can be used to improve eyesight, and promote faster healing of the eye.