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Ways to know whether your pet is losing her vision By Dr. Patty Khuly Regardless of your pet’s age, vision issues can come into play. For younger animals, these are usually the result of infections and hereditary diseases. For older ones, basic degeneration after a lifetime of use usually takes its toll––for some more than others. Here’s a few ways to tell if Fido or Fluffy is having trouble seeing.
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opacities but not usually. Typically, it’s evidence of vision loss. Get thee to thy vet. The nighttime test Night vision is often the first to go. But that’s hard to know because you’re not exactly watching your pet when it’s dark in the room. And pets don’t tend to bump into furniture––they know where it all is. By the time most of my clients notice loss of night vision things are usually pretty bad.
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