Has anyone trie carnosine for cataracts?

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Has anyone trie carnosine for cataracts?

This is a discussion on Has anyone trie carnosine for cataracts? within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; A week from Saturday ago, our dog got conjunctivitis, and we took him to the vet. We did the eye drops like they told us ...

User Tag List

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Tickle

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2016, 08:08 PM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Has anyone trie carnosine for cataracts?

A week from Saturday ago, our dog got conjunctivitis, and we took him to the vet. We did the eye drops like they told us for a week and when we stopped, he started having vision problems. He had moderate cataracts but he could still see. This weekend he lost the ability to see close in. I took the day off of work to get him back to the vets on Monday. They said it was the cataracts, and they could refer us to an opthalmolgist.

I did some research and found eye infections, and medications can exacerbate cataracts, and I do trust my vet, so I have a few questions.

Has anyone heard of carnosine eye drops or NACs and have you had success and if not, how did the cataract surgery work for your dog?

He seems really depressed, because he can't do what he used to. Are there any solutions for this?

Thanks for any replies.
Grendel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 01:50 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
Tickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: mid-Michigan
Posts: 632
Mentioned: 192 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Personally, I would not mess with carnosine eye drops unless your vet prescribes them. I would spend the money on the veterinary ophthalmologist instead.

You didn't mention how old your dog was, but cataracts are often part of aging. Dogs can adapt to reduced vision fairly well. I had a dog that had chronic dry eye most of her life and lost the eye at age 14, but she still got around fine with only one eye. She never could see well out of her bad eye anyway.

The eyes are so delicate I wouldn't attempt to do anything without the help of a veterinary professional.
Aspen726 likes this.
Tickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.