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Eye Discharge In Brachycephalic Breeds

Eye discharge is a common issue among dogs with flat faces, also known as brachycephalic breeds, such as the pug, bulldogs, Pekingese, and boxers. Their flat faces often have eye sockets that are shallow making their eyes appear to be protruding. This anatomical aberration makes them more prone to eye discharge associated with tear drainage problems, failure of the eyelids to close fully over the eyes, or entropion ( a condition characterized by the rolling inwards of the eyelids). The line of treatment will depend to a large extent on the underlying cause of the problem. Some may require surgery to correct while certain medications can be given to alleviate symptoms. There may be a need for pain medication, antibiotics, saline washes, or antihistamines.  Any type of eye problem must be brought to the attention of your veterinarian Aurora, CO sooner rather than later because complications can possibly affect the dog’s sense of sight and can become irreversible if treated in the advanced stages. Click here for more information.

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