Cataract Remedies for Cats and Dogs

May 17, 2017

As pet owners we all dread having the day arrive when we must deal with the unavoidable fact that our pet is aging, and as a result is unfortunately more prone to a number of health related problems.  Just like humans, one of the common issues to affect our pets as they age involves vision problems, and more specifically, cataracts.  However, cataracts in pets can develop as a result of issues other than merely old age.  Factors such as poor diet during the pregnancy stages of the animal's mother, hereditary issues and diabetes mellitus can all play a part in your pet developing cataracts. 

Cataracts in your pet affect the actual lens inside the eye, causing cloudiness and making it difficult for the animal to see things the way they normally would.  The onset of cataracts in your pet may be evident if you notice a slight grayish color to the eyes, which will progress as the animal ages or as the disease progresses.  Animals who develop the problem as a result of their parent's nutritionally lacking diet may begin to show signs as early as a few weeks of age and could lead to complete blindness within two or three years.  

There are a number of homeopathic treatments available for different stages of the disease.  If you have been fortunate enough to catch the problem very early on it is suggested that you try adding Sulphur to the pets diet in order to treat and slow the progression of the cloudy lens.  For pets that have had cataract surgery and yet the condition continues to worsen, try using a treatment of Senega, and for long-term use try Silicea.

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Posted by Kewpie (California) on 01/12/2014
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My older dog was getting cloudy cataracts. After looking at this site and seeing the castor oil in the eyes remedy, I tried it by using the Now brand in an eye dropper. I put it in his eyes once per day for a few months. The cataracts are gone! If they aren't completely gone, I can't see them.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Kewpie this is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Replied by Alex
New Caledonia

Hi there, thanks for your post...Just one question: Is that just one drop of castor oil in each eye once a day? Kindly, Alex

Replied by Kewpie
San Diego

Sorry I hadn't checked back on this post for a long time. Yes the castor oil completely cleared very cloudy eyes on my boxer. I used one drop in each eye for several months. They looked completely clear and it also seemed that he could see better. He since died of other causes but he was 14 which is old for a boxer. Also used the castor oil on his benign cysts. It completely cleared one cyst and shrank the other larger cyst though it never completely shrank/cleared. If I hadn't seen it for myself I actually would not believe it. I am an RN and see cataract patients refered for surgery and keep thinking if only I could tell them about castor oil...unfortunately I am not at liberty to do so. I did tell my friend who owns an optometry store about my dog's cataracts and castor oil and she was pretty amazed. She trusts me so maybe she will mention it to her clients.

Replied by Ana
New York
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So glad for you, please be aware that some of us or even dogs can be allergic to anything, even castor oil (although not very common), my one dog reacted by a swollen ear and congestion reaction, her eye amazing was fine, she also started sneezing, so a test area on the back and then near the mouth is always safe first for people and dogs, or check with your vet. I would continue to use it and keep in mind it also grows back hair.

Posted by Mister (Los Angeles, Ca. Usa ) on 03/18/2011
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Optional: Before you attempt this: If your animal is nervous, while you rock them and sing or hum, wrap them loosely in a towel where they still have enough freedom to have their paws in a natural position, yet they feel the towel "around" them. Do this for a number of times day/night, whatever, until you're both comfortable. As they get "into it", bind them a little tighter for a few minutes and sing a song or do your thing, rock them, etc. When you feel they're okay with this then go to the next step:

Next step: Have your eye dropper ready to go: This works for me by myself but if you can get an extra pair of hands, that might be good depending upon your pet's nervous threshold, size, weight. I've never had a problem and it works for all kinds of situations.

Next: Take that familiar (by now) bath towel and gently but firmly wrap your pet, binding them so their legs/paws don't interfere with their therapy.

I usually nuzzle my nose, by gently pressing it against my pet's, telegraphing that it's o'tay! Before and after the first eye and after the 2nd eye - While they're still wrapped up, signaling that it's not a bad thing to get acquainted with - (feeling bound up without fearing it). I hum directly into their body for a minute or so and gently begin releasing the pressure of the towel.

This is drawn out but some of you with nervous pets can also relax knowing that you can take your time and you'll both learn from each other.

Hope this helps.

Replied by Sherry
Golden Valley, Arizona

so what is it excatly you do with the castor oil, and how much do you use?

Replied by Sammy1970
Albuquerque, New Mexico U.s.a., Usa

Hi, I have a 7 yr old boston terrier, and her left eye is cloudy, how much castor oil did you use? and did it work? please, any info would be helpful! Thanks!

also, there is a post on here about wheat grass, but the link is to an outside site which is difficult to navigate, and I think it's a paid member site, so if anyone has any advice on this for my Dottie, I would so appreciate it!

Thank You!

Replied by Monika

Hi Luc, I'm going through the same thing with my dog (9 years old) who is also diabetic and is on 6 units of insulin twice a day. I've noticed since she is on insulin, 6 weeks now, her vision started to decline fast. She is also running/bumping into the fence/doors. Plus missing steps going down steps. It makes me physically ill watching her that way. I strongly suspect the insulin is giving her the cataract. Before her shots, she was perfectly fine. Have you gotten any help for your dog in the meantime? If so, maybe you could share it with me.

Appreciate any help! Thank you!

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada

Monika from Greenville ---- if you look under Diabetes on EC, you will find a post by someone who seems knowledgeable and did question these drugs, especially as that person knew a number of patients that died one after the other and has made all the difference for me. The doctors have this info. in their hand book and yet use this poison! Also on will find the truth about the diab. meds. It is explained that the meds dry up the blood, causing stroke, etc. The body does not recognise this chemical drug and the arteries will be messed up with this substance as well. So it is not the disease itself but the meds themselves that cause one to drop dead.

I also saw some youtube videos by alternative doctors that warn and say with these meds one will experience a slide in ones' overall health. The consensus is that with diet alone this disease can be treated.

I stopped taking the thing (insulin) that was causing havoc with my body and since do everything without that poison.

Btw did you have your dog on prednisone? It also causes diab. and I think some other drugs do too. When health is a business...

For the eyes, take cold pressed castor oil and with an eye dropper give a drop once or twice a day to ward off more (Edgar Cayce) deterioration. I am using this on older dogs and one who is almost a good healthy nine years old, for prevention. I also use it on myself. In addition, for a change in medication, use Eyebright. You can look this up. A great med. is the dog's own urine. It is sterile and a blueprint of his body. So you have three meds to use. I can understand how you feel!

For diet, give organic, if possible, veggies done in the kitchen processor. Especially steamed carrots in large amounts for vit. A. And Hemp oil.

Otherwise give sweet potatoes and squash veggies. Add turmeric, 1/2 tsp. and lots of vit C preferably in powder form. Ted on EC does mention that many pills don't dissolve. Or you can test a pill to see if it does. Give Nutritional yeast for the B's (Dr.Hoffer).

I really feel for you and your dog. All the best. Namaste, Om

Replied by Rene
Ca. US

Monica in Greenville:

The symptoms you describe could be due to low blood sugar. My cat did the same thing when her blood sugar got low. I would check her blood sugar and see where it is. I was able to draw my cats blood and would see blood sugars below 60.

Replied by Kathy

Hi, Just wondering if you tried the castor oil for your pet. If so, did it work? Thanks


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Posted by Vincent (Pennsylvania) on 05/16/2017
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I have started my female pitbull of 13 yrs old on turmeric for an internal lumps in her throat I was told from my vet it was a blood filled cyst, just started 2 weeks ago with a little sprinkled in home made bone broth soup to early to tell if it's working but something amazing is happening that I didn't expect.

A few months ago I noticed her eyes were getting very cloudy getting worse by the day and I feared she had was developing cataracts or glaucoma and now since I've been adding turmeric to her diet her eyes are clear as glass.

So thankful I found this remedy. Hope this helps!

Replied by El
Toronto, Canada

To dissolve cataracts, drop 1-2 drops of cold-pressed flaxseed oil in each eye every evening. Warm the flaxseed oil to body temperature before using. Refrigerate flaxseed oil or it can turn rancid.

Replied by Linda
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I found success with RAW carrot and RAW sweet potatoe, after 2 years of feeding it cooked, within 2 months of the switch 90 percent of my dogs cataracts have cleared. She is on a raw diet with 25% veggies, which also includes brocolli and kale. ( I have since stopped feeding her cooked oats) She also gets Salmon Oil but she always got that. I googled natural remedies for cataracts for humans, and applied those I could to a dog. There are a few others that one could also try.