Professor Sheila Crispin's Blog


The importance of eye testing in brachycephalic breeds

Posted on January 28, 2019 by Professor Sheila Crispin

Eye testing brachycephalic dogs should be routine. It helps breeders understand why the foreshortened face can cause substantial welfare problems that have major implications for the dog’s quality of life and what steps can be taken to avoid perpetuating such problems in the offspring.


Why should we check the eyes of older dogs?

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Professor Sheila Crispin

It would be very surprising if we humans did not get our eyes checked regularly over our lifetime, so there is no reason why our dogs should be treated any differently, especially as many of the ageing changes are common to both dogs and humans