Dacryocystitis in Rabbits

Like our canine and feline friends, rabbits require regular veterinary care visits to ensure they remain healthy throughout their life. Pet rabbits are especially prone to problems with their eyes and teeth, and without care and a proper diet, can develop chronic problems that may become deadly. Our Veterinary Vision Care team wants to ensure [...]

My Cat Has What? The Facts About Feline Herpesvirus

If your cat has been diagnosed with feline herpesvirus (FHV), you may have a lot of questions. You are not alone—more than 50% of cats have FHV, but many show no signs. FHV is the No. 1 cause of viral respiratory problems in cats, and can also affect their eyes. Here are some facts about [...]

Neonatal Ophthalmia and Other Eye Infections in Puppies and Kittens

“What better way to start the new year than with new life,” Mrs. Jones asked herself, as she lovingly gazed at her beloved basset hound tending to her litter of week-old roly-poly puppies. Then, this idyllic moment suddenly came to a grinding halt as Mrs. Jones realized that several of the puppies’ still-closed eyelids were [...]

5 Orbital Diseases in Pets and Horses

When you hear the word “orbit,” you likely picture planets orbiting the sun, or think of a minty fresh gum, but the term “orbit” also refers to the bones, muscles, ligaments, fat, and other tissues that make up the eye socket. A variety of diseases can affect your pet’s or your horse’s orbit—here are the [...]

Run Away Retinas: Retinal Detachments in Pets and Horses

What allows you to see the breathtaking splendor of a sunset? The retina, an eye structure equal in beauty to a sunset—in the opinion of eye nerds, at least—plays an important role in vision. This 10-layered structure that lies against the back of the eye is responsible for changing an image into a nerve impulse, [...]

Carrots for Quincy: Immune Mediated Keratitis in Horses

Quincy Quarter Horse and Polly Pocket Pony are munching on hay in adjoining barn stalls. Quincy: Hey, Polly Pocket, did I tell you that I finally got someone to tell my owner that I can have all the carrots I want? Polly Pocket: Wait, what? How did that happen? I want unlimited carrots, too! Quincy: [...]

Eye Spy Something Bumpy: Intraocular Tumors in Pets

We don’t get much snow here in Shreveport, Louisiana, but you may still have a snow globe as part of your winter decorations. What if you were gazing at your snowglobe one day, and noticed that the serene cabin surrounded by snow-laden fir trees has been joined by a garish, fluorescent-lit, 24-hour convenience store. This [...]

The Low-down on Lens Luxations: Straight from the Dog’s Mouth

Good morning, animal friends. My name is Len S. Lux, and I am the spokesdog for the Animal Lens Luxation Association (ALLA). Unfortunately, the spokespony could not be here today because he was a little hoarse, so I will do my best to cover his portion of the presentation. Lens anatomy 101 First, what does [...]

Uveitis Basics for Horse Owners

Have you ever heard of moon blindness? No, it isn’t the latest Halloween craze, but rather another name for equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), the leading cause of blindness in horses worldwide. Uveitis refers to an inflammation of one of the layers lining the back of the eye, and the recurrent designation indicates that the horse [...]

Your Pet’s Eyelid Lumps and Bumps

Maybe you were giving your dog’s dignified grey muzzle a smooch, when you noticed what seems to be an eye booger stuck to their upper eyelid. However, when you tried to wipe it off, you realized it was actually a little fleshy bump. Or, perhaps your beautiful white kitty was giving you some head boops, [...]

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