Hereditary Eye Diseases in the Labrador Retriever - Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Lo-an Odayar
Every Friday our veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Lo-an Odayar consults in Centurion. She also shares pet eye health advice via our social media pages every Friday.
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Today, Dr. Lo-an talked about hereditary eye diseases commonly seen in one of the most popular dog breeds - Labrador Retrievers.
Labrador's have a genetic predisposition to several eye conditions. Some of these cause irritation and discomfort and most result in severe visual impairment.
PRA is a form of retinal atrophy that causes gradual deterioration of the retina, eventually leading to irreversible blindness.
What to do? Make a difference by being more conscious of where you buy your Labradors. Do not support breeders who haven't invested in their breeding stock. If they don't get the buyers for their pups they will have to make a change.