GERRY asked in PetsDogs · 4 weeks ago

cataracts and dogs. we heard that a few drops of water from a reverse osmosis system may help! any coments?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Do NOT put anything in eyes, unless a qualified vet has advised this.  

    Developing cataracts is not unusual in elderly dogs and fact is provided the onset of blindness is gradual, as it is with cataracts, your dog will be fine.   The first, and last sense of the dog is smell.  So provided you are aware of his failing eyesight, and don't move furniture around too much he should be just fine.

    • dornweg
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      verulam, ...why not google the topic, ignorance is NOT bliss.

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Don't know where you got that kind of information, but it won't help cataracts.  Talk to your vet what the best treatment may be for your dog.

  • 4 weeks ago

    having many dogs over many years, the same smaller terrier breed from various backgrounds, the one medical issue I never encountered with any of them was cataracts, they also aged without arthritis, remaining bright and active... I attribute the clear and sharp eyes to the diets I feed my dogs....gradually over decades I eliminated ALL feed manufactured and packaged for dogs  today using entirely natural whole foods....2/3 is composed of vegetables ...broccoli, asparagus, carrot, all lightly cooked or roasted, occasional potato... the remaining 1/3 is meat lightly cooked.......snack time is eggs, fish, cheese, pasta..

    cataract is degenerative disease as is arthritis and much of aging,  I know diet is the reason my dogs eyes always remained piercing and clear.

    • dornweg
      Lv 5
      3 weeks agoReport

      https://www.vsp.com/eyewear-wellness/eye-health/cataracts-prevention........
      verulam......there is extensive medical research specifically regarding cataracts, their development and DIET in prevention..I would not show my ignorance as you choose to do, repeatedly.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Rubbish though vet treatment would

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes.  Don't play "Veterinarian" when you are obviously clueless.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I have two Shih Tzu's that are beginning to get the look in their eyes, they are nearly 10 years old, the vet says that's normal for that age, he's not concerned about it, but may need drops in the future.

  • Laura
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It won't do anything, other than sting his eyes a bit. 

    If RO water was a miracle cure it would be used in hospitals instead of actual medicine. 

    The dog needs to go to the vet or an eye specialist. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    If fixing cataracts was as simple as that, no one would ever have them. Dogs or people.

  • *****
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Water, purified or not, does not help or cure cataracts. Nothing other than surgery does. 

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