Cataracts: What You Need to Know as a Pet Owner
What are the signs that my pet has cataracts?
The signs would be as you'd expect. They include bumping into objects -- especially at night or in low light situations -- difficulty following thrown or dropped objects, or difficulty "finding" the location of a noise or call. An owner might also notice a loss of "eye shine," called the tapetal reflection. Because cataracts in most cases mature slowly, signs can be gradual and not noticed until one day the pet appears "suddenly" blind.