small terrier mix was diagnosed with cataracts. dog opthamologist says these MAY help. How would I ever know until I return to the specialist next year to see if he sees any improvement. Quite expensive (I substituted these for vitamins I was taking myself!) I cannot whole heartedly recommend them at this point.
My dog has already gone blind and lost an eye to glaucoma before starting this but We still wanted to protect the health of the remaining eye, not for his eyesight but just overall eye health. So far no glaucoma in the other eye and pressures are maintaining a normal level. A big bonus, when we started giving this to my dog his BG numbers came down and his diabetic curve improved. I wish they would disclose exactly how many omegas are in each capsule though.
My dog will take the capsules with a treat. It was recommended by the ophthalmologist and it will take time to see if it helps protect my dogs vision.
I believe this has helped my dogs eyes and will continue to get be it to her.
The product seems to be helping. I had a problem getting Sadie to take the capsule for medium sized dog, (too big) The capsule for small dogs was fine.
I first bought this product when my dog became diabetic and began having cataracts. Her vision was compromised and I tried OcuGlo to.help my Jamie! It definitely helped my sweet girl. I have also started giving it to my other dogs. I like this product. It is a bit confusing though as to whether the pills, the chews, or the powder capsuls are the most appropriate for my dogs. I definitely wish there was more information for the consumers! The other bad thing is that it is a bit expensive since I have several dogs. The whole Ocuglo line is often out of stock as is my current problem when I was ordering today. If these issues were not there I wouldgive it the highest rank!!! I still ranked it high though for its quality!!!
Our elderly mini-schnauzer (16 years) began to lose the ability to see in the dark around 14 years. It was slowly progressing at first, in fact we did not notice vision problems, only that her eyes were visibly becoming cloudy. The vet explained it was not cataracts, it had something to do with the cones of the eyes, an internal problem. She always slept with us, and easily jumped down at night if she had to go to the bathroom (that was how we knew to get up & let her out), but as her vision became worse she began to fall off the bed - thankfully she figured out to just stand at the edge until we jumped up to help her! After a while she began to have trouble seeing in the yard and around the house at night. When things got worse, bright sunlight also bothered her and shadows would cause her to shudder violently! Riding in the car became a terrible experience for her! It looked like a seizure because sometimes she would flip over while shuddering trying to duck from the shadows. We realized she must have thought something was about to come down on her. It was awful! I read the reviews and saw how much Ocu-GLO was recommended so thought I would try it. Since it's so expensive I tried the $20 bag of chews at first, just in case. She liked the chews and they seemed to give her some energy too, without keeping her awake at night (like some vitamins we had tried before, I think they put speed or neurotoxins like msg or something), although I had to break them up and that was messy, but that was just us. She had no more teeth and a malignant melanoma (tumor) growing in her mouth, so for the next order I went with the softgels, they were much easier for her and way less mess. It would have been nice if the company offered a trial size order of the softgels. I have to say they seemed to help right away! After just a few days of taking the chews she began to have just a little better vision, I could tell because she became interested in hanging outside again, and her shuddering from the shadows reduced significantly. Not a total cure, but helped noticeably. She seemed to be able to negotiate better in low-light conditions. We lost our little baby recently, to the cancer which had nothing to do with her eyes. I would highly recommend the Ocu-GLO if your dog has vision problems, in fact I wish we would have been giving them to her more throughout her life before she had problems - or maybe started taking them sooner. I really feel it might have prevented at least some of the damage. Once she began to become blind she also lost interest in many things and then did not get as much exercise. It was just a downward spiral from there. You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
My dog was diagnosed with cataracts and running into things. Our vet, at a seminar had just heard about this and recommended this for him. He has been on it for a bottle and a half and can now look out into the field and see deer far away. Amazing help to my little guy.
Our vet recommended this to our pomeranian who is 12 years old and was having issues with her eyes. After using ocu-glo the vet reported to us that her eyes were looking much better.
My dog generally swallows capsules whole, so I just toss them on top of his dinner bowl. A little after dinner time, he came up to me and I saw what I thought was blood covering his little lower lip. Panicking, I checked his mouth and didn't see an injury, then realized the blood was all over the carpet as well. Upon closer inspection, it wasn't blood, but a dark orange/red liquid from the inside of the capsule. I suspect the lycopene from tomatoes is the culprit. Couldn't get it out of the carpet.