Having had a SARDS dog and knowing how devastating this catastrophic disease is, I try to help people stay informed by writing articles on the subject of SARDS (Sudden Aquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome).

The sad fact is that more and more dogs are diagnosed with this disease while at the same time, most dog owners and even many Veterinarians know very little about the disease. I write various articles on the subject with the intent of helping people be more aware of this disease so if their beloved dog develops the disease, they will have a better understanding and know immediately, what actions to take.

Ya see, SARDS is a very time sensitive disease that comes on very quickly (days-weeks) and taking action during this period of time is critical in the treatment and preserving the dogs eyesight.

Please keep in mind that  most people, whose dog develops this disease, have no idea what’s happening nor do they know what to do so invariably take too long before taking action.

In the veterinary world, there are few vets who know much of anything about the disease and if they do, there are many misconceptions.

One world renowned Veterinarian, Dr Alfred Plechner DVM, not only knows & understands the disease well but he has had MANY successes in preserving or restoring a dogs eyesight. I routinely send people to this Great Doctor or to his web site to gather information, if and when needed.

He recently posted a new article on his site entitled “Internet Misconceptions About SARDS” which can be found at:  http://drplechner.com/internet-misconceptions-sards/ . Great information that I recommend you read.

Dr Plechner provides numerous articles and information on his website,  www.drplechner.com , that go a long way in helping people to understand many catastrophic diseases, including SARDS. Dr Plechner is a very caring doctor and you can find contact information on his site if you need to contact him regarding your specific situation.

On his site, the article entitled “SARDS – A Pet Health Perspective” is one I wrote about my personal experience with SARDS. I hope you find this of value. Sometimes it helps knowing others have experienced the same traumatic situations.

I hope this helps.


Yours in Health,

Michael Goldman


About the Author:

Michael Goldman is an entrepreneur, teacher, writer/author, & animal care provider, who along with his wife Terry are best known as the founders of the Healthy Pet Network. As respected authorities and consultants regardingAnimal Health & Longevity, they help people with their pet’s health & well being. Their “passion” is the continued development of the Healthy Pet Network Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. The Rescue and Sanctuary provides a home, food, medical attention and love for homeless or injured animals.

For more information, or to reach Michael, please visit the main site @ www.healthypetnetwork.org or through their informational blog @ www.healthypetnetwork.net




3 Responses to SARDS Awareness

  • Patricia Latz says:

    My 7 yr. old dog was diagnosis last September with SARDS. She had all the symptoms and diabetes, and UTI’s were ruled out. A wonderful Opthamoligist Vet gave me the diagnosis, along with the good news, that she would not be completely blind. That the disease sometimes stops before that happens. She is adapting well and so am I. Working on the Left/Right moves and she does have the up/down ones concered. Her weight is now the problem and it is hard to help her lose weight as she is definately not as active as she was last summer. The rabbits sit near her and she does not see them. Thanks for article. I love Maggie Jo very much and she definately is my child now that my children are all grown up.

  • Alison says:

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d want to find out some additional information.
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