Sorry for the technical title, but, during Natasha’s vet visit on Friday, we identified that she has Bi-Lateral (i.e., both eyes) Corneal Infiltrates (essentially the build up of fatty material in the cornea). This is somewhat common in Siberian Huskies, but usually something detected when they are younger, not 5 1/2 years old like Natasha.
When my vet detected it, she was able to show it to me very quickly in both eyes. You can literally see it by shining a penlight across her eye and can see a cloudiness to the cornea. Always makes me wonder why I can’t spot those things in advance.
Natasha has always been my most visual of dogs (loves looking out the front window of the car (from her seat belt in the back), looking out the windows of the house, etc.). She certainly uses her nose like other dogs, but has always appeared to have very sharp vision. So, hopefully, this is not a sign of longer term eye problems.
For now, we will not be doing anything different. I have not noticed any signs of vision problems and no other problems have been detected. We will monitor for other issues (high cholesterol, thyroid issues, etc.), but no medicines and no real changes.
In fact, right now, we are going out to play in the fresh blanket of snow we got last night. Just an inch or so of new snow, but the dogs act like its a foot.