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How To Treat Glaucoma In Dogs Naturally

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Treat Glaucoma In Dogs Naturally

Glaucoma is one of the most difficult to identify eye diseases in dogs, since clinical symptoms may be delayed and, if present in the dog, the owner will hardly notice them in time. Therefore, it is critical to go to the vet frequently and ask them to perform eye examinations. In the event that the veterinarian has diagnosed canine glaucoma and started appropriate treatment, you should know that you can supplement this treatment with natural remedies and improve the condition of your pet. Do not miss this OneHowTo article and discover how to treat glaucoma in dogs naturally.

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Canine glaucoma occurs when the intraocular pressure is well above the normal range and consequently leads to a progressive deterioration of the nerve fibers and optic nerve. If it is not identified and therefore untreated, this deterioration will lead to total loss of your dog's eyesight. After the disease has started, eliminating and correcting the damage is really complicated. You can do some treatments and home remedies to stop the deterioration or at least slow it down. Of course, you should know that you must provide both medical treatment and natural remedies.

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Thus the home remedies alone will not cure glaucoma not will they prevent your dog losing its vision over time. It is important not to forget to give drug treatment and to be consistent. We will carry out some natural solutions to improve the quality of life of your dog, relieving eye pain and delaying the inevitable.


Spinach is part of a list of good vegetables for dogs and introducing them into their diet in moderation can help both prevent the onset of eye diseases such as glaucoma and relieve symptoms. Thanks to its content of carotenoids, this plant strengthens the ocular tissue and help stop the state of the disease from getting worse.

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Another effective home remedies for alleviating the symptoms of canine glaucoma is fennel. This plant has many beneficial properties for eye health, it reduces the pressure of the damaged eye and, as a result, is also one of the best natural solutions for glaucoma in humans. However, in the case of dogs, it is advisable to use as a salve and not to eat it. To do this, squeeze the fruit and soak a clean cloth in the juice, then clean your dog's damaged eye gently. You can also wash their eyes with an infusion of fennel.

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Although not one of its most prominent properties, cranberries have the ability to regulate intraocular pressure and relieving the symptoms of glaucoma in dogs. They reinforce the ocular blood vessels and therefore also tend to be used as a natural treatment for cataracts. Before giving them to your dog you should wash them, remove the seeds and slice them. Also remember that the amount of fruit and vegetables should be moderate, otherwise it could result in diarrhea or vomiting.

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Finally, we emphasize the importance of vitamin A and their involvement in the repair process of eye cells. Since not all fruits and vegetables are suitable for canine consumption, it is important to note that the best way to provide this is through vitamin supplements, always under the supervision of a veterinarian, or carrots. This plant is characterized by its high content of beta-carotene, whose main function is the formation of visual pigment in the retina and protect the cells lining the eyes. To give this plant to your dog, you should wash it and cut it - do not remove the skin.

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Before providing your dog suffering from glaucoma with any of these home remedies you should check with your veterinarian for the optimum quantity. Also remember that you are not the ultimate solution to their disease because glaucoma is degenerative and can rarely be cured. The aim of both drug and natural treatments is a natural stop to the advance of clinical symptoms and offer a better quality of life for our dogs.

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Eileen McBeth
I know that eye drops should be used but my dog tries to bite when he even sees me coming with the bottle and I am baffled about how to get this done without him destroying another fingernail --- and the article about natural treatments for glaucoma in dogs was very helpful. i know it won't cure him but maybe it willhelp relieve eye pressure. I am trying now to miss the eye drops but wonder if Imiss a couple, will it cause a lot more damage? Thanks.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Eileen
If your dog is in a lot of pain and starts to become aggressive, we recommend consulting a veterinarian ( especially if the glaucoma is not remitting). For more, we recommend reading this following article:
Bob Smith
How to adjust our 9 lb dogs diet to accept these home remedies when we must feed three times/day.
Pam Jones
How do I figure out how much of the veggies and vitamin A to give my nine pound dog daily?
Alice Karamanol
What would be the purpose of removing an eye with glaucoma? Would it infect the brain?
Lisa Heilner
glaucoma causes high pressure within the eye and causes pain to the dog. The removal of the eye alleviates the pain.
Is there a support group for people with doggy glaucoma ...just to help me know how to live with my dog once she is totally blind. How do I walk her, How do I go visit my family in other states as I cannot drive and do normal doggy hotels keep these dogs while we leave on vacation?
OneHowTo Editor
Dogs with glaucoma will usually get used to blindness and use the rest of their senses to get along. Although your dog may take some time to get used to blindness and she may walk more slowly but you can take her out following your usual route.
Try and find a friend who can look after your dog if you can't take her. However, pet hotels should be ready to care for her properly. Give them a call to make sure what their policy.

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