Learn about 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.
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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.
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You'll notice a "cherry red" lump in the corner of your dog's eye(s).
Learn more about this condition, what treatment options are available, and ways to share and interact with other people who have dogs with cherry eye.
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Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the thin clear membrane that lines the eyelids and the whites of the eyes.
Conjunctivitis is commonly called pinkeye.
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Ectropion is an outward rolling or sagging of the eyelid.
It 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.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Entropion describes a condition where the eyelid "rolls in" on itself. It can affect one or both eyes, and the lower and/or upper eyelids. This condition is the opposite of Ectropion, where the lids sag and roll outward.
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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.
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Dogs that have excessive tearing (called epiphora) and drainage around the eyes may have a foul odor from the discharge as it collects on the hair and skin.
This is a common problem and one that needs daily attention to help keep odors and skin inflammation under control.
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While we endeavor to take the best care of our pets, sometimes it is confusing to know if they are sick or not.