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.
Blepharospasm is not a disease in and of itself; it is a clinical sign that something is wrong with the eye or eyelid in most cases.
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 is from a viewer asking what to expect as his dog grows older. What is "normal" for an older dog? Being aware of the normal aging changes for your senior pet will help you identify when there is a medical problem that should be addressed.
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.
While we endeavor to take the very best care of our pets, sometimes it is confusing to know if they are sick or not, if is it an emergency, or if we can wait and watch to see if they will improve. Eye problems are included on this list.