We took our little two year old Boston Terrier to see her doctor because of an eye infection. Poor little thing was diagnosed with pink eye. I didn't realize that humans can easily pass pink eye to dogs. Interestingly, dogs can easily share pink eye with other dogs, but spreading the infection to humans is less common.
|Cuddling with Betsy after helping apply eye ointment|
We also learned that Betsy has cataracts (hereditary) - at only two years old. Of course, being the amazing teacher our vet is, he went into extensive detail discussing what cataracts is and how we can treat it. The good news is that eye drops are back on the market that were considered a miracle drug back in the 80's! (Our vet even went into a little bit of politics from behind the scenes of why this fabulous medication was taken off the shelves.) We have high hopes that in merely three months Betsy's eyes will be mostly clear.
Dr. S spent over an hour talking and explaining as much as he could to a very attentive Caraline. I consider it a wonderful learning experience each time we visit the vet clinic. I have a feeling one day in the not so distant future she will be volunteering here. I have no doubt she will be years ahead of first year vet students before she's even out of high school ~ if Dr. S has anything to do with it!