Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 15, 2011
Just like people, dogs can develop glaucoma. The diagnosis can be devastating for a pet owner, as glaucoma is generally considered incurable, and untreated glaucoma can cause loss of vision. Glaucoma is believed to cause headaches in dogs, and to be more painful in canines than in humans. Pet owners feel overwhelmed by their pet's suffering, and by the prospect of high veterinary bills, expensive pet medications and possible surgery.
Enter Big Mountain Drugs. The same prescription medication used to treat glaucoma in humans, Xalatan eye drops (also marketed as generic latanoprost), is used to treat glaucoma in dogs. Latanoprost ophthalmic solution is not FDA-approved to treat canine glaucoma, but can be legally prescribed off-label by a veterinarian. There are no veterinary formulations of latanoprost.
Big Mountain Drugs is now offering latanoprost at a reduced price for dog owners to help ease their financial burden. The online Canadian pharmacy has added a special $10 off Xalatan coupon for dog owners to its partner site, onlinepharmacycoupons.com. Pet owners ordering Xalatan or affordable generic latanoprost for dogs over the phone can simply quote the coupon code pet10.
Xalatan ophthalmic solution is a powerful medication, and Big Mountain Drugs does require a valid prescription from a doctor, or, in the case of glaucoma in dogs, from a veterinarian, in order for customers to order Xalatan online.
Glaucoma is an eye condition in which fluid doesn't drain properly from the eye, building up and causing pressure. Untreated, this pressure can damage the optic nerve, affecting your pet's vision. Latanoprost eye drops lower blood pressure in both people and pets by increasing fluid drainage. The glaucoma medication is usually administered once daily in the evening. The drops must be given regularly, as directed by a veterinarian.
Some breeds of dogs are genetically more prone to glaucoma than others, including cocker and springer spaniels, Dalmatians, huskies, Boston and Cairn terriers, Norwegian elkhounds, basset hounds, samoyeds, shar peis, and Labrador retrievers.
Glaucoma often begins in one eye and spreads to the other. Early detection is vital, so be on the look out for signs like loss of vision, sensitivity to light, rubbing of the eyes, cloudy eyes, red or bloodshot eyes, and tearing. Your dog may also lose its appetite, be less playful, and appear irritable.
Surprisingly, latanoprost is not believed to have the same beneficial action in cats, whose eye pressure is not significantly affected by the glaucoma medication. Fortunately, cats are rarely affected by glaucoma.
Pet owners may notice a darkening of eye color in their dog's iris and increased eyelash growth when using Xalatan medication or generic latanoprost for dogs. This same effect, which is permanent, has been commonly observed in humans.
For more information, please visit http://www.BigMountainDrugs.com or toll free: 1-877-233-9977