As you might already know, it is far easier to tell if a human is in pain or discomfort, as we can merely talk to those around us about how we are feeling, our pets cannot do that. There are several ways that you can monitor your pet to make sure that they are not developing glaucoma
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First, make sure that you take your pet to the veterinarian on a regular basis, and make sure to ask them to check on your dog's IOP while you are there. A standard IOP number for canines will be around 20mmHg. Keep in mind that younger canines are not usually prone to glaucoma. However, dogs that are age 3 and older should be monitored for the disease as this is the age that symptoms can start to show.
As stated before, our dogs cannot come up to us and tell us that they are in pain, so there are specific signs you can watch for. If you notice your pooch pushing his head against the wall, furniture, or even your leg, you may want to call the vet as this is a sign of your dog trying to relieve pressure. Just as in humans, dogs can also show signs of glaucoma in their eyes, specifically if they are looking cloudy or red and bloodshot.