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About Cataracts

Description: I hope this group will attract those interested in finding the inheritance pattern for cataracts. Some breeds like the French Bulldogs and the Australian Shepherds have discovered the gene that causes cataracts but it has not been found in the Havanese.
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Dry Eye Auto Immune Disorder

Hello, I would like to share with everyone what I use to treat my precious dog who has an auto immune disorder in her left eye that causes it to be constantly dry, irritated, and uncomfortable for her. She is a 3lb Yorkie, 5 years old... And I have had to treat her eye a minimum of 2 to 3 times a day for the past 5 years. If it wasn't for my constant lubrication...
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Lil Bella fighting going blind!

Bella, a tiny lil Shiba Inu girl, only 8 years old has lost the sight in her left eye, and is losing the sight in her right. A Foster Shiba in San Jose, funds are being raised to help Bella regain her sight in her right eye, but the left eye is too far gone. Sadly, she also has a defect in her eye that makes glaucoma very likely unless she undergoes a second procedure...
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1.5 year old Puppy going Blind - Chaps Against Cataracts

Hi Friends, Meet my 1.5 year old puppy named Chaps. He has cataracts in both eyes which are progressing extremely fast. His surgery is estimated to cost $6,000 and we are in need of some help! He will go blind in the next few months if he doesn't have this surgery. It breaks my heart to see such a vibrant family member going through such a hard time. Please help share his story! You can...
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Military Family needs K9 Angels for their struggling dog.

A little over a week ago, our 8 1/2 year old mixed breed lab was diagnosed with glaucoma, that thanks to an eye care specialist visit yesterday, we now know to be hereditary and puts his other eye at risk.  This has been the hardest and most difficult thing to happen to this family.  SPike was just a few weeks old when we rescued him from a horrible puppy mill, where cages upn cages were...
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Management

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS, is managed medically as described in the Treatment section. Improvements in living conditions may help ease symptoms as well.   Living Conditions In addition to the drugs that aid in replacing tears, inducing tearing, relieving painful symptoms and preventing infection, humans with KCS say that symptoms improve during cool, rainy, or foggy weather and in humid...
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Recently Asked Questions

Canine glaucoma?

We are struggling to pay for care for our beloved dog spikes, and I just wondered if anyone else had a pet who had to battle this horrible disease.
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Dogs obsessing over their shadow

A lot of dogs when they are young have a fleeting curiosity with their shadow, but there are some dogs that develop an obsession that can be debilitating for both dog and guardian. Some have suggested that this is because of a lack of both physical and mental stimuli. The solutions range from walking and playing with your dog more, to in the more extreme cases, goggles. I was thinking that because dogs are nocturnal...
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dry eye/curly coat

My puppy is affected with CCDE Curly coat/dry eye. Is there anybody who has experience of this with their cavalier?
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Rita Thomas

I have been breeding  Havanese for about ten years now and...


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