Impaired vision and pain due to eye disease in dogs can be overlooked even by experienced breeders. Prevention and taking care of our dog’s eyes should be even more inportant in this case.
Eye discharge and how to care for the eyes?
Their occurence seems to be banal and common in dogs. We recommend daily removal with swabs moistened in a suitable veterinary product (e.g. with boric acid). When cleaning, do not touch the cornea. Eye discharge may contain various contaminants and dust, and thus be directly responsible for the infection or inflammation of the eye.
When to see a vet?
Significantly yellow color of eye discharge and the excessive pus production in the corner of the eye, may mean beginning of infection or inflammation of the eye. Red eyes or sclera, hazy or cloudy cornea (the blue eye), pigmented spots on the cornea, excessive tearing of the eye, eyelid retraction, excessive and unnecessary eyelashes, stye or inflammation of the eyelid conjunctiva, growths on the eye, blood in the eye, spots on the iris or her impairment (blurred contours of the iris). If the dog refuses to come out in the dark, has difficulty walking down the stairs or any suspicion regarding reduced vision quality in a dog are reason to visit a vet for a thorough professional examination.