What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
You will notice the surface of your dog's eyes becoming cloudy. They may or may not have trouble with vision: bumping into walls, hesitant on steps, and cautious in unfamiliar locations.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
This is a disease of middle aged dogs.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Veterinarians perform a complete ocular exam and also genetic testing to diagnose this condition.
How is this condition treated?
Currently there is no cure for canine MCD, though in humans, a corneal transplant is the gold standard of treatment.
What actions should I take if my dog is affected?
- Carefully monitor your dog's vision.
- With blind dogs, keeping furniture in the same location, making sure they are on a leash in unfamiliar territory, and training them to understand verbal commands are some of the ways to help them at home.