Among the many conditions that impact both humans and canines are cataracts.

This clouding of the lens inside the eye is one of the most common causes of blindness in the world, at least in the human population, but it can be treated with surgery and addressed with other options.

For a dog with cataracts, blurry vision certainly becomes an issue.

Because you can’t exactly slap a pair of glasses on a dog (trust me, I wish that I could), cataracts and other vision problems certainly need to be addressed with care and caution.

If any problem starts to impede your dog’s vision to the extent that he or she can’t see properly, treatment is required to stave off potential blindness.

The Cause of Cataracts

In dogs, cataracts are mostly inherited. Sometimes this can mean that it will develop over a number of weeks, while in other cases it can take years to impact one or both eyes. Different breeds are more susceptible to cataracts than others, with Bichon Frise dogs tending to develop them in early adulthood.

Another common cause of cataracts in dogs is diabetes. According to research, 75 percent of dogs with diabetes will develop some form of cataracts that may lead to blindness – many within the first year of diagnosis. What’s more, cataracts in dogs with diabetes develop much quicker than cataracts in dogs without diabetes. In some cases, cataracts have even been known to develop overnight.

Sometimes drug reactions can lead to cataracts or eye problems in dogs. Different levels of drug toxicity can lead to conditions like retinal atrophy or forms of inflammation and even trauma. Injuries can also play a role, while older dogs are certainly more likely to experience cataracts than younger dogs.

The Signs of Cataracts

Determining if your dog has cataracts is a matter of observation. Look into your pooch’s eyes and see if there is any cloudiness or blue-gray color. Eyes can become cloudy or gray with age of course, but it never hurts to check with a veterinarian just to be sure. Any other signs of vision problems, like loss of general balance or lack of sense of direction, can be a reason to check with a veterinarian about your dog’s eyes.

Treating Cataracts

It used to be said that “the cold truth about cataracts in dogs is that nothing but surgery can reverse the cloudiness of the eye once it takes hold. The only way to save a lens that has developed a cataract is to remove the cataract itself through a surgical procedure.”

But, not anymore! We’ve come a long way and there are advances being made every day with regards to getting back to the basics and looking using natural methods.

A Natural Solution for Dogs with Cataracts

One product that I highly recommend you take a look at if your dog is suffering with cataracts  is called Primalix Cataractin.  Created by a certified Herbalist containing Bilberry (a very effective antioxidant for the eyes), Gingo Biloba, Wheatgrass and many other natural, effective ingredients.  This has become one of their BEST SELLERS and the reviews from the pet owners who purchased the product are excellent! You can read them yourself. Plus, the supplier offers their own guarantee as follows:

“Every bottle of Primalix® CataractinTM  is guaranteed to meet your complete satisfaction or your money back! Simply return the unused portion to Natural Wonder Products within 30 days for a full refund of your purchase price (less S&H). No hassle, no questions asked. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!”

You can read the supplier’s reviews on the product yourself  right here.

Another Option for Your Dog’s Eye Health

Another supplement that is highly recommended for the eyes is a microalgae that is known to cross the retinal barrier.  It is especially helpful for dogs with detached retina’s.  There are two formulas, F2 which is for general maintenance and F3 for more serious conditions.  Learn more about BioPreparation here.

Surgery or Supplements?

In dogs, this isn’t always recommended unless if there are severe cases. The generally recommended course of action is using antioxidant supplements, as surgery can have unforeseen complications and can be quite expensive. A veterinary ophthalmologist can help you make the call if you so desire, but most of the process going forward with a dog with cataracts is about preserving the quality of life and not necessarily eliminating the cataract.

Because of the specialized equipment used in dog cataract surgery and the apparatus of most health insurance (or lack thereof) for dogs, cataract surgery for dogs is highly expensive. While you may consider money no object when dealing with your best friend, it is something to consider.

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  • Mark Baker

    Sorry Janie, you are wrong and Dee is correct. This is the title you guys have listed for people to click on verbatim!

    “Naturally Reverse Your Dog’s Cataracts, Guaranteed!”

    As you see there is nothing that says “only a 30 day guarantee” there. The 30 day guarantee isnt mentioned at all until people are mislead to click on your link with the thought of you guys having a miracle cure. It’s a shame that we live in a world where Money is king and Companies like this selling nothing but snake oil take advantage of animal lovers because they know they are vulnerable and desperate and will do anything for their pets who are family. Its disgusting! I see your remarks, instead of referring a vet you tell people to buy more snake oil. How much do you want to bet My comment gets deleted right away? You say look at your testimonies, really? Testimonies are the easist things in the world to make up…lol

    • janie knetzer

      Hi Mark:

      I’m sorry, but I completely disagree with you on EVERY level! The fact that you continuously refer to natural products as “snake oil” tells me all I need to know. Secondly, you quickly say to “refer the owner to a vet.” What you don’t understand is that 95% of the people that come to us here, HAVE ALREADY SEEN A VET WITH ZERO RESULTS!

      We offer a handful of some of the BEST natural products available that make a difference. You can be rude all you want. You have no idea the time I personally spend with my readers. So, do me a favor, take your rudeness and anger somewhere else!

      Oh, and your commment, it’s still there! We provide REAL testimonials ONLY! You must be vet.


  • Shelley

    My Abby had been slowing loosing her sight, then one day she was blind. I have been saving money. I just hope it’s not to late to get these cataracts removed and restore her sight. Breaks my heart she walks into everything and can barely go outside by herself.

    • janie knetzer

      Hi Shelley:

      There’s three products I would try for your girl all at the same time. Two are from the same manufacturer, but unfortunately the eye drops supposedly won’t be available again until January or February. Here’s a link to the site that will supposed have them before any other (I called Natural Opthalmalics a couple months ago):

      However, since the drops aren’t available just yet, I would gvie her Natural Opthalmalics pellets which are also for her cataracts. Give her 3 pellets in her jowl (or under the tongue and let melt) 3 times day.

      I would also give her this natural vitamin for the eyes: All Natural Eye Support. Follow the same instructions on the bottle Shelley. I would also use these eye drops since the other isn’t available yet. Cataracts make the eye dry and irritable. These are natural and you can use several times a day as needed. Keep her eyes moist. I would use 3 times a day in eye. Similasan Drops

      I hope this helps.

      Warmest regards,

  • Dee

    This product did not reverse the cataracts in my dog’s eyes. I felt like her vision worsened. It was a waste of money, so please don’t say it is guaranteed to work when it doesn’t.

    • janie

      Hi Dee:

      We don’t say it’s guaranteed to work at all. We say that the suppliers offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee (30 days). Big difference. I’m sorry the product didn’t work for your girl. I really am. But, there are many pet owners who love the product and the testimonials can be seen here.

      Every dog is individual Dee. You might want to also look into BioPreparation which often helps dogs with detached retina’s. Certain algaes are very promising for the future of blindness.

      I wish you and your furry friend all the best.


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