to prevent eye diseases cats the most known is importante for our beloved felines .Despite the differences in disease resistance between different types of cats, scientists have proven that all cats are hypoallergenic to external factors, including insects carrying microbes , or worms that can be transmitted from insect to cat or from cat to cat .
eye diseases cats the most known is ocular thelaziosis :
Ocular thelaziosis Eye diseases in our felines are present , when the larva and is released in , or near the eye of a mammal either cat or dog ,when the fly feeds again. Once in the eye, eyelids, lacrimal glands or tear ducts of the mammalian host, the L3 larvae develop into the L4 stage and then into an adult in about 1 month.
symptoms of ocular thelaziosis, eye diseases in cats
- excessive tear production
- deterioration of vision
- ulcers and scratches on the cornea
- In some cases, the only symptom is a “floating plug” of the host’s vision11.
what threat of ocular thelaziosis ?
we are very interested in the health of our felines and we do everything that can help them to be happy and in good condition, but a common disease that threatens the health of our little hairballs ,and that we must prevent . Thelazia is a parasitic disease caused by a worm of the nematode family, called Thelazia. This parasite measures about 1 to 1.5 cm long when adult. This parasite can be found on different animal species. , it affects preferentially mammals, especially our pets, it mainly lodges in the conjunctiva (membranes covering the eye and eyelids) or tear ducts (in which tears flow) of its victims, that’s why it is frequently called ocular thelazia.
how to treat canine ocular thelaziosis?
Treating our felines is necessary when any of the signs are present the recommended treatment is imidacloprid (a pesticide of the neonicotinoid family, the most widely used insecticides in the world) with moxidectin12 , or milbemycin oxime13 . (a veterinary drug of the milbemycin family, a group of macrolides related to avermectins, used as a broad-spectrum antiparasitic, including anthelmintic (deworming) and acaricide).