As we age, humans form of cataracts that can cause eye sensitivity and blurry vision. Unfortunately, animals can also experience the same condition of their eyes in their senior years. Luckily, there are ways for dog owners to prevent and spot this condition so that their dog can be treated before their eyesight worsens and begins affecting their quality of life.


1. What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts develop in dogs when the lens of the eye begins to cloud and thicken. This can occur in one or both of the dog's eyes, and it may develop slowly over time or very quickly. Common causes of cataracts include advancing age and genetics.

Sad looking dog on carpet. Mixed breed of half Chihuahua and half toy Poodle. Kativ / Getty Images

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