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Description: Cataracts occur when the lens loses it's transparency, preventing light to reach the retina. Cataracts have a grayish white look to them.

Contributing factors: The water and protein balance in the lens becomes unbalanced thus causing the lens to lose transparency. Some of the causes are from hereditary, infections, toxins, and diabetes mellitus.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Corydalis restricts cataract growth associated with diabetes. Ginkgo stimulates circulation and provides increased oxygen to the retina. Bilberry helps to remove toxic substances from the retina.

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence: Vine helps dog adjust to change. Aspen promotes fearlessness. Beech for tolerance.

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Agaricus blazei murill,