Vital Pet Health have been working on a project to highlight the importance of eye care in dogs. Paul has contributed to the campaign, offering expert tips. Watch the video with the latest news.
We all want what is best for our dogs and when something changes in their behaviour, owners are often quick to sense a problem, however the cause of distress is not always immediately obvious. One common problem, that affects thousands of dogs in the UK, is relatively unknown among pet owners, and can often go untreated.
Dry eye is a condition that leads to the destruction of a dog’s tear glands – rendering them unable to produce the normal amount of tears. This leads to severe discomfort and, if left untreated, can progress to have very serious consequences, including potentially even blindness.
A recent survey1 discovered that nearly half (46%) of dog owners were not aware that dogs can potentially suffer from dry eye, a condition that affects around 1 in 22 dogs; in the UK that is the equivalent of around 375,000 dogs.2 For certain predisposed breeds, such as Cocker Spaniels,
West Highland White Terriers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, amongst others, this can rise to as much as a 20 per cent chance of developing the condition. As the early signs can be subtle, it is not always easy to detect, even for those keeping a keen eye on their pet.
Fortunately, vet Paul Manktelow has helped to identify the key signs of dry eye and covers diagnosis and treatment; to watch the video and to find out more, head to
As part of the ‘Vision Matters’ campaign, brought to you by Bayer, vet Paul Manktelow will be taking a look at canine eye health, revealing things you might not have known about canine vision, what to look out for, and how to keep our pets happy and their eyes healthy.