EYE PROBLEMS IN DOGSâ€¦ DONâ€™T BE FOOLED
by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
This article appeared in Dog World Magazine
Almost daily every animal hospital receives a call about canine eye problems; and the diversity of concern expressed by the dogâ€™s caretaker runs a wide spectrum. There are times when veterinarians will check a frantic and anxious clientâ€™s dog only to discover an insignificant soreness in the dogâ€™s supporting tissues around the eye (called conjunctiva). The very next â€œeye caseâ€ may be an advanced corneal ulcer that has allowed internal contents of the eye to actually protrude through the corneal surface! And that client might calmly state, â€œItâ€™s been like that for two weeks but we though it would clear upâ€.