Irish Setter and potential eye issues

Irish Setter: A Popular Breed

Irish Setters are a breed of dogs that originated from Ireland. They are known for their distinctive red coat, which is soft and shiny. They are active and friendly dogs that are popular as pets and show dogs. They have a lively personality and require a lot of exercise and attention. However, like many other breeds, they are prone to certain health issues, including eye problems.

Eye Issues in Irish Setters

Irish Setters are susceptible to several eye conditions, some of which are inherited. These conditions can affect the health and well-being of your dog and may lead to blindness if not treated. As a responsible owner, it is important to be aware of these issues and take appropriate measures to prevent or manage them.

Common Eye Conditions in the Breed

There are several eye issues that are common in Irish Setters. These include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), juvenile cataracts, glaucoma, entropion, and ectropion. PRA is a degenerative condition that affects the retina and can lead to blindness. Juvenile cataracts can develop in young dogs and can also cause blindness. Glaucoma is a serious condition that causes high pressure in the eye and can lead to vision loss. Entropion and ectropion are conditions that affect the eyelids and can cause irritation and discomfort.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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