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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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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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.