Why do dogs have eye inflammation?

Factors of swelling of the dog’s eyes

1. Eye discharge

Ocular discharge is veterinary term for tearing, which is the most common symptom of eye diseases. Clear secretions are related to tear drainage. Of course, it can also be caused by tearing and inflammation (such as conjunctivitis). If the discharge is cloudy or purulent (sticky, discolored), it is probably an eye infection.

2. Swollen eyes

Swelling of the tissue behind the eye can push the eye forward. The eyeball itself can also swell, pushing the eye out of the eye socket. Symptoms The eyeballs are bulging, the gaze pupils are dilated, and the eyelids cannot be closed. The possible reason is that the head was hit, or the eyes were bleeding after a traffic accident, and the tumor was infected with glaucoma. Any delay can cause the dog to lose its eyeballs and should be treated immediately by a veterinarian.

3. Problems caused by the third eyelid

In some breeds (such as St. Bernards) the third eyelid is normal, but in most dogs, if the third eyelid suddenly becomes bright and prominent, there may be a problem. Symptoms of the third eyelid include a white membrane protruding from the inner corner of the eye, usually with black edges, a pea-like reddish lump on the inner corner of the eye, and a foreign body behind the third eyelid, eye pain and red eyes. If the dog develops the above symptoms, consult a veterinarian immediately.

4. Congenital eyelid and trichiasis problems

The most common eyelid deformities are varus and valgus, with the eyelids turned inward. The eyelashes are pierced into the eyes and the eyelids are turned outwards, causing the tears to be concentrated in the pockets formed by the eyelids, making the cornea dry. Dogs’ eyelashes can grow in the wrong direction, so the eyelashes will rub against the eyes, causing eye pain and redness.

This condition is called trichiasis. The so-called double-line eyelashes are also similar problems. The extra eyelashes on the edge of the eyelid will rub the eyes. If left untreated, these problems can cause serious damage or even blindness, but generally speaking, we can improve this problem through surgery, as long as the problem is treated early.

5. Conjunctivitis

It is a painful inflammation of the conjunctiva, which may be caused by infection, scratching, congenital diseases, eyelid tumors or irritants in the eyes, such as dust or smoke. Symptoms include: tearing and rubbing the eyes and redness, when the cornea becomes inflamed, the cornea becomes cloudy, even dark blue or completely opaque.

Commonly seen in hepatitis, called (blue eye). Then the whites of the eyes will be severely congested, and in the end, chronic inflammation can even cause the melanin film to extend from one end of the eye to the other. If the cause of inflammation can be treated in time, the condition can be terminated or slowed down, and the melanin film can sometimes be removed with delicate surgery.

If the dog suffers from these diseases, the eyes may be red and swollen. The best way to prevent the dog from eye diseases is to pay attention to the cleaning of the eyes at ordinary times. Also pay attention to if the dog has trichiasis, third eyelid, etc. It is best to solve the problem as soon as possible, otherwise it will cause the dog to cry for a long time and cause inflammation and swelling of the eyes. If it is not treated for a long time, it may affect the dog’s vision. In addition, while paying attention to eye cleansing, you can eat instant calcium vitamins, which is beneficial to your dog’s vision health.

Treatment of inflammation in the corners of the eyes of dogs

When you feel that there is yellow pus in the eye feces, wash your eyes with chloramphenicol eye water to prevent long-term excessive eye feces from causing glaucoma. The main reason is that the dog is too hot. You can buy antiviral oral liquid or isatis root oral tablets for human consumption and drink it in water , Twice a day will do

If the hair under the eyes is always wet, and it blinks and rubs its eyes with a small scratch, it may be suffering from the common eye disease conjunctivitis in dogs, but don’t worry, you can buy a small bottle of gentamicin eye drops. Give it to it, drip it 3-5 times a day for a few days. If the dog doesn’t cooperate, you can hold it to play, and drip it in without paying attention.

Some dog breeds are like this. Usually, you should keep eye drops and eye ointments at home. If your dog’s eyes are red, apply eye drops in time. Use ofloxacin eye drops during the day and tetracycline cortisone eye ointment at night. There is a kind of eye ointment called Bai Jingyu eye ointment is made of traditional Chinese medicine and has no side effects. It can also be used. For the dirty areas under the eyes of dogs, you can often use a soft damp towel on the face, and be careful not to touch the eyes.

Certain breeds of dogs, such as Beijing Bar, Maltese, have prominent eyeballs and easily fall into the dirt, so there will be more eye secretions. White dog hair will become reddish brown due to dripping secretions. Gauze should be used daily. Or use a cotton ball with warm water to scrub around the eyes.

Some dogs have trichiasis. The eyelashes irritate the eyes and keep tearing. If this is the case, you should ask a doctor as soon as possible.

If it is caused by red eyes and inflammation, you can use eye drops that are commonly used to treat conjunctivitis. When dropping, fix the dog’s head first to avoid shaking.

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