Common eye diseases of dogs, including Cherry Eye, Eyelash Problems, Entropion, Ectropion, Conjunctivitis and more. If your dog is pawing at, rubbing or shows signs of pain or irritation around the eyes, seek veterinary help as soon as possible, as eye conditions can change quickly.
You notice a "cherry red" lump in the corner of your dog's eye(s) and wonder what it is and what to do about it. After a visit to the veterinarian, you learn that it is a common condition called cherry eye.
Here is a collection of resources for learning more about this condition, what treatment options are available, and ways to share and interact with other people who have dogs with cherry eye.
There are many different ways to treat cherry eye. Since this prolapsed gland also produces tear film to protect the eye, removing it may predispose your dog to "dry eye" later on. What did your vet recommend for your dog's Cherry Eye, and how was the problem resolved?
Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the very thin clear membrane that lines the eyelids and the whites of the eyes.
Conjunctivitis is commonly called pink-eye.
Ectropion is an outward rolling or sagging of the eyelid.
It is seen most often in dogs, and is rare in cats. In dogs can be seen in any breed, but some breeds are predisposed including Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds, Bull Mastiffs, St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, and several breeds of Spaniels, among others.
This question was in response to the stinky pet articles.
A viewer asks: "My Shih Tzu has an bad odor around his eyes. What causes that?"
This is a common problem and one that needs daily attention to help keep odors and skin inflammation under control.