Injuries, insect bites, joint problems or systemic failure can all cause a dog's leg to swell. If the dog limps, check to see if any swelling is present and try to identify the cause. This will enable you to provide basic treatment and some relief until a veterinarian is able to examine the dog.
An eye stye can occur both internally and externally on your pet's eyelid and can give your dog a red, irritated eyelid, increase its eye drainage and in most cases, cause a large abscess in the lid. Take a look at where the inflammation is occurring to determine that your dog has a stye and not a more serious infection. With a stye, the infection most often occurs on an eyelash, so the red abscess will be on the top or bottom eyelid and have an eyelash protruding out of the middle. An eye stye will normally drain on its…
A Chihuahua, like any dog, can develop a sty on his eye just like a human can. This can be very uncomfortable for the dog and the owner will want to do something to help alleviate its pain. Fortunately, a sty can be treated effectively with household items, without posing any health threat to the animal. A sty on the outside of the eyelid is most common and can be treated with home remedies. A sty on the inside of the eyelid is more serious and should be cared for by a veterinarian.
There are many underlying conditions that can cause the formation of pustules on your dog's skin. When trying to determine the cause of the skin abnormality, it is important to take note of the size, location, color, firmness and spread of the bumps. While most skin conditions associated with pustules are easily treatable, it is important to take your dog the the vet for an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
Pyuria, or pus in urine, is a medical condition defined as the passing of significant amounts of white blood cells in urine. For dogs, many medical problems are associated with this condition, ranging in severity. Pyuria is associated with any medical condition causing cellular injury, tissue damage, inflammation, or death. In addition to pustulent discharge, common symptoms to watch for include redness of mucosal surfaces, tissue swelling, pain, loss of function, fever, depression, appetite loss or dehydration.
Excessive tearing in dogs, known as epiphora, can afflict Yorkshire terriers of any age. The causes of epiphora are many and varied, and gunk in your dog's eye can often indicate an eye disease or parasite. Yorkshire terriers have long, silky fur that can accumulate a lot of dried gunk. Try to keep your Yorkie's eye as clean as possible, but in the case that the gunk dries up around the eye, you can remove it by using a warm saline solution.
Dog eye secretions may mean nothing at all and be perfectly normal or they can be an indication of a virus, allergies or infection. When the eye secretion or discharge is clear, this is a good sign and means it's probably caused by something rather benign, such as dust, or allergies or wind blowing in the dog's face. If just one eye is secreting, the dog may have an eyelash or another foreign object in its eye. However, if the secretion is filled with pus and yellowish green in color this means your dog has an infection, which could be…
A pet dog's health can be cause of concern for affectionate owners. The first notice of any difference in appearance or behavior is an opportunity to ward off disease or address a need of the pet. Bloodshot eyes, or eye redness, is due to swollen or dilated blood vessels, according to Medline Plus, a health resource website. This condition can warn of illnesses that require such solutions as eye drops or antibiotics, and may be easily fixable or permanent.
Dogs are considered man's best friend, so when your pet is feeling sick, you will want to do anything possible to help it feel better. Just like humans, dogs can catch viruses. These viruses manifest in runny noses, sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. Often, time is the only remedy, and within a week or two your canine will be back to normal. In the meantime, if a cold has traveled to the dog's eyes, there are a few things you can try to help your dog feel better.
A sty can develop on the inside or outside of eyelids. Styes are the symptom of a clogged pore around the eye. As bacteria and goes the infection becomes worse. You might notice a wart-like bump on your dog's eye one day and then a larger cyst-like sty on the eye. It will be swollen, red and tender to touch. At this point it is time to relieve your pet and drain the sty.
There can be various causes for your dog's eye infections. If you notice extreme redness of the eyes, with some excess of abnormal drainage, inflammation and sensitivity, veterinarian attention may be needed. If a chronic eye infection is not treated, the eye condition can become progressively worse.
Bloodshot eyes in dogs can be a symptom of a number of irritants or diseases. In a pregnant dog, eye irritation can mean trouble and is a reason to call the veterinarian.
You wake first thing in the morning, look at your dog and think to yourself that something is amiss. The eye that you thought looked a bit swollen or inflamed yesterday is definitely swollen today. Swollen eye tissues are caused by a myriad of infections and conditions with some being more serious than others. Your veterinarian should be consulted if the swelling includes the eyeball, is dramatic or lasts more than a day.
There are a number of diseases, infections and conditions that can affect the eyelids of dogs. Some diseases are bacterial in nature; others are caused by viruses. Many of these conditions require immediate veterinary care because they can have unwanted, adverse and permanent effects on the eyes and the surrounding structures.
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a condition where there is inflammation or an infection of the tissue lining of the eyelids. When this tissue flares up it causes irritation to the entire eye, including the sclera, or white portion of the eyeball. When this happens the eye appears red or pink, which is why it is often to referred to as pink eye. It is important to know the symptoms of pink eye in dogs so you are able to take the appropriate steps to remedy the condition.
Pus and a red, swollen eye are the first signs that your dog has an eye infection. These can either affect one or both eyes and, in the case of conditions like conjunctivitis, may be contagious. Eye infections can be caused by foreign bodies becoming lodged in the eye, by bacteria or by allergies. If you think your dog has an eye infection, it's important to treat it quickly, otherwise it could permanently affect its eyesight.
An eye stye is caused by an inflammation in the glands at the eyelash base. It is typically caused by a staphylococcus bacterial infection and may appear on either the inside or the outside of the eyelid. An eye stye may be tender and red, and there may be just one single stye or a group of styes. The stye most likely will drain on its own, but there are things you can do to speed up the healing process. Before attempting to treat your dog for an eye stye, you should be positive that it is just a stye…
Dogs can be susceptible to several different eye problems. If left untreated, eye problems can progress and result in permanent eye damage. Watch for symptoms of an eye problem, such as redness, discharge or indications that the dog isn't seeing well. Seek prompt treatment from a veterinarian for the best chances of a full recovery.
Infection of the eye and in surrounding tissue is common in dogs, and often leads to conjunctivitis. Various bacteria, viruses, or irritants in the eye cause most infections. Treatment is generally a prescription medication, either in the form of drops or ointment; however, there are home remedies to cure an eye infection in a dog that are safe and effective.
The Yorkshire terrier, or Yorkie, is a small dog breed of the terrier type and is often considered part of the toy group. Yorkies are energetic, adventurous and brave dogs that tend to have health problems, the most common of which are eye infections and complications usually caused mainly by a physical abnormality--eyelash growth.
Seeing eye drainage around your dog's eyes can be alarming, but you can take care of the drainage with a few simple steps. Some breeds of dogs, such as pugs, are known for eye drainage and if you have an animal that commonly has eye drainage it is good to know how to take care of it. Dogs depend on their humans for love, care and hygiene. Knowing how to care for eye drainage will help keep your dog healthy.
Conjunctivitis is the most common eye problem that occurs in dogs, according to Vet Info. Tissue, called conjunctiva, lines the eyelids and attaches to the eyeball near the cornea. Inflammation or infection of this tissue is conjunctivitis. The inflamed white of the eyeball may appear red or pink, which is why conjunctivitis is also called pink eye or red eye. The causes of conjunctivitis include irritation caused by allergies and infections caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. Conjunctivitis may also be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as distemper, so evaluation by a veterinarian is important. Canine conjunctivitis…
Healthy dogs have bright, clear eyes, free of discharge or crust. Red eyelids and watering eyes indicate a disturbance in the ocular system, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Veterinarians refer to the phenomenon as epiphora. Common pollutants can cause temporary watering, but ongoing watering that produces tear staining of the fur may cause skin irritations or signal a medical illness.
Dogs have eye sight that is better than human eye sight. A dog needs his vision to find prey, play with a ball and avoid obstacles. A dog's eyes are sensitive to infections that can impede on these activities. Dog eye gland infections can be uncomfortable, and, if left untreated, can lead to loss of eyesight for the dog.
Swelling can be caused by a variety of eye health issues including yeast infections, foreign objects in the eye, trauma to the eye or bacterial infections such as pink eye. Dogs who display any symptoms of an eye issue should be brought to a veterinarian immediately for treatment. Without treatment, some infections, such as uveitis, can cause changes in vision, including permanent blindness, according to the information website VetInfo.com
Among the many problems evident in dogs are eye puss and discharge. For pet owners, identifying the root cause of this issue and treating it can prove difficult, as eye puss and discharge and dogs can stem from any number of factors. Fortunately, there are ways to go about identifying root causes of eye puss in dogs and treating this issue as well.
Eye conditions in a dog can appear suddenly. They can be the result of something as simple as an irritation or something more serious, like glaucoma. It is important to seek medical attention quickly. Many eye problems in a dog can lead to serious complications and possible blindness if not treated in a timely manner.
Something as simple as a stray eyelash can irritate a dog's eye, but runny eyes also can indicate an underlying health problem, like allergies or infection. Runny eyes are a symptom of more-serious conditions, as well, such as worms, distemper, thyroid imbalances and liver problems. While there are plenty of common and easy-to-treat problems that cause runny eyes, pet owners should know when to call a veterinarian.
After a good night's sleep, it is not uncommon to see a slight discharge or crust in the corner of a dog's eyes. Also, some dog breeds have normal drainage that shows up as a brown stain around the eyes. Excessive mucus in a dog's eyes is most often caused by eye infections, contact allergies or injury in or around the eye.
According to the University of Florida, chickens rarely get eye problems. When your chickens do suffer from an eye infection, though, their ability to get through their day to day lives is seriously impaired. Birds rely on their sight to find food and water, compete for social position and find nesting sites. Some types of chicken eye infection can progress to become very serious.
Eye pain or irritation is often difficult to notice in dogs. For dog owners, one of the first noticeable signs of an eye condition is discharge from the eye. Some eye conditions are not serious, but others can affect the dog's eyesight. Knowing about eye discharge, such as green eye boogers, may help keep a dog's eyes healthy.
Eye problems in dogs can result from a injury or eye health conditions. Conjunctivitis is an infection of the eye that causes pain and inflammation. Pus can accumulate around the eye causing extreme discomfort. Dogs also can develop vision problems or age-related conditions such as glaucoma. However, some small breeds such as chihuahuas have over-active tear ducts, which can be mistaken for eye problems.
Yeast infections can occur in dogs as well as humans. Dogs can develop a yeast infection of the eyes, ears or skin. If your dog has symptoms of a yeast infection, it is important to seek the advice of a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment.
When dogs experience eye pain or discomfort, you'll need to watch for signs. Eyes conditions can be painful, and if you notice symptoms, such as green puss in your dog's eye, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
Scratches and abrasions on the cornea of a dog's eye can occur in healthy, active animals. These minor scrapes and scratches usually heal quickly; however, older dogs may develop a more serious erosion of the cornea called an ulcer. If not treated properly, these ulcers can pose a risk to the dog's eyesight.
The sagging skin of the basset hound's face may be endearing, but drooping lower eyelids can signal problems for this breed, or any dog with loose lower lids, as it may cause infection in the tissue lining the eyelids (conjunctiva).
Dogs can be prone to eye infections that can cause adverse affects. A common problem is conjunctivitis which causes a pink coloration in the eyes. Medical attention is necessary because it can become a chronic issue and potentially cause long term damage.
Canine entropion is a painful condition in which the eyelid rolls inward, causing the eyelashes and small hairs surrounding the eye to rub against the dog's cornea. Entropion causes significant discomfort, and over time, the cornea can become ulcerated and infected. Any dog can have entropic eyelids, but it's common in retrieving breeds such as Golden or Labrador retrievers. Entropion can be surgically corrected by removing excess skin around the eyelid to align it correctly.
Dogs get watery eyes from being sick or because of an inherited trait common to the breed. Some watery eye problems are more serious than others. A veterinarian can treat most cases.
A dog’s eyes can alert an owner to a possible illness. A yellowish discharge from an eye may mean a serious eye disease that requires treatment by a veterinarian.
Dogs can have discharge from their eyes for a number of reasons, including allergies, eye disease and trauma to the ocular region. Understanding symptoms, causes and treatments for eye discharge can help minimize any potential problems and alleviate discomfort.
When a dog gets a rash, it is a cause for concern, especially when the rash is around the eye. Most rashes are itchy and uncomfortable, and a dog's--or anyone's--first instinct is to scratch it. While giving into that desire may temporarily relieve your dog's discomfort, it may also cause problems, including eye scratches and ulcers. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the rash near your dog's eye, while also being careful to prevent ocular damage.
If your dog's eyes look less than clear, he may have an eye infection. Eyes are extremely vital, yet sensitive, and any issue should be taken quite seriously. A few symptoms indicate that your dog is suffering from any eye infection and it is important to take your pooch to the vet at the first sign of a problem.
Dogs' eyes tear, much like humans do, however the tearing has little to do with the dog's emotions. Dogs' eyes tear for a number of reasons including bacterial infection, allergies, injury, certain eye conditions and viral infections.
An infection in your dog's eye can occur when a bacterial or viral agent comes in contact with the eye. Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is one common eye infection that dogs can contract. Regular grooming can help prevent eye infections from occurring, so make eye care part of your normal grooming routine. This involves using a cotton ball moistened with lukewarm water and wiping away at dirt that has built up on the fur around the eyes, which can harbor harmful bacteria. If your dog does contract an eye infection, visit your veterinarian for prescription eyedrops that you will then…
Most types of parasitic fungi grow in the soil or in decaying vegetation. Canines will then manage to ingest the fungi by ingestion, breathing in the parasites or else absorbing them through the skin.
There are many causes to eye infection in dogs. This may include bacteria like the herpes virus, foreign material or irritants, or Lyme disease. There are treatments available such as topical drops or ointments, as well as prescription or homeopathic medications.
If your dog has discharge coming from his eyes, he likely has some type of conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the mucus membranes in the eye and can have many different causes. Allergies are a common cause of conjunctivitis in dogs.It is safe to attempt treatment at home; however, if the condition worsens or doesn't respond to home care within a couple days, you should take your dog to a veterinarian.
Any unusual discharge or inflammation in a dog's eyes can signal an eye infection. The three most common causes of canine eye infections are bacterial, foreign objects in the eye or irritants in the environment. There are a number of over-the-counter medications for canine eye irritations that can help. If after two days of home treatment there is no improvement, consult with your veterinarian.
Part of being a responsible pet owner is maintaining your animal's health and well-being. You should always address any health issues that may occur. Just like humans, dogs can develop many different problems that need to be treated with veterinary care or medications. One common problem area for dogs is the eye. Dogs can suffer from several different types of eye infections, including conjunctivitis, cherry eye, glaucoma and cataracts.
Eye infections are not uncommon in dogs. This disorder is usually very noticeable to pet owners, and because of this visibility, is usually discovered in its early stages before there is any imminent threat to the dog's general health. A dog's eyes are one of its most essential sensing characteristics. It is important to get veterinary attention quickly when a dog has an eye infection to avoid complications which may come about if not treated properly.
Eye infections in dogs are a common ailment, especially in breeds with excess facial hair. Regular inspections and grooming of a dog will make the owner aware of changes to the eye area. Dogs are known for displaying mannerisms as a sign a problem exists, which includes pawing at the face and eyes if an infection is present.
There are many eye infections that can cause irritation to the eyelid. While it's relatively rare for the eyelid itself to become infected, there are many symptoms that may indicate an underlying condition of the eye. If you suspect your dog has an eye infection, you should have it examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible to prevent damage to the eye, and in extreme cases, blindness.
Your Bichon Frise is cotton-ball white and fluffy. He has a cute black nose and merry black eyes. You love everything about him except the unsightly red stains trailing from his eyes. They make him look dirty and fail to disappear no matter how often you try to wipe them away. What causes these stains and are they a sign of an infection?
Eye infections in dogs can happen due to the environment or because of the genealogy of certain breeds.
Canine eye infection is common and typically curable with a trip to the veterinarian. Eye infection can range from conjunctivitis and other infections to allergies, and can be caused by foreign objects that your dog's eyes have been exposed to, as well as bacteria and virus. Be sure to get proper care for your dog if you notice eye swelling, redness, irritation or dryness, as an infection can worsen and cause blindness if untreated.
Conjunctivitis is an infection of the tissue lining the eyelids, normally resulting in inflammation of the eye. Conjunctivitis in a dog or cat's eye is a simple problem that can be remedied with one of several natural products available at your local health food or herb store.
Sometimes even the healthiest of dogs will come down with an eye infection. An eye can look fine one day, and then red, watery and full of discharge the next. Learn how to relieve your dog's discomfort by treating and curing an eye infection.
Before treating a swollen eye in your dog, you must determine the cause. If you believe it was caused by an allergic condition or debris, you may be able to treat it successfully yourself with an over-the-counter eye wash or eye drops specifically for dogs. However, some eye conditions can be very serious and require veterinary care and possibly surgery.
A dog's body is designed to heal from minor wounds or exposure to pathogens but occasionally, a disease, an injury or an irritant may compromise your dog's natural ability to mend. An infection occurs when your dog's immune system cannot overcome rapid reproduction of invading germs or bacteria. An infection may be small and localized to one area of your dog's body or it may compromise his entire system. Observation of your dog's symptoms is the first indicator that an infection may be present.
Just like humans, dogs can get conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye." In fact, conjunctivitis is a fairly common ailment in dogs. Conjunctivitis is actually an inflammation of the tissue that coats and protects the eyes and the eyelid linings, known as the conjunctiva. Pink eye can be caused by minor irritations from dirt and debris getting into the eye and causing a scratch, which eventually leads to infection. Sometimes a dog may injure its eye in a fight with another animal, leading to infection, then pinkeye. Even allergies to foods, pollen and perfumes can lead to pink eye, causing…
My dog has terrible eye allergies. Every day during the spring, summer, and fall, his eyes produce a thick, sticky mucus. If I don't take care of it, the hair around his eyes sticks together over the eye and his eyes develop a smokey like appearance, indicating an infection. The veterinarian and the dog eye specialist both prescribed medication, but nothing is as effective as cleaning my dog's eyes daily. After years of care, here is my advice on how to clean eye gook from your dog's eyes.
Also known as "pink eye," dogs get conjunctivitis just like people do. This is an infection of the mucus membranes around the dog's eyes (the conjunctiva), which leads to very sore, itchy eyes. It can be a problem by itself or a symptom of a much larger problem. It's always best to have a vet check out your dog's pink eye as soon as possible.
Eye infections in dogs can be started by minor injuries that never heal. These can be anything from hair rubbing the surface of the eye or something far more serious. Long-haired dogs are prone to having their hair constantly getting int heir eyes. Some breeds like the Chinese shar-pei or any mastiffs tend to be born with entroption, there the eyelashes are on the inside of the lid, rubbing the eyes and causing pain, blindness and infection.
Between jumping in puddles, rolling in grass, and lying on floors all day, dogs and puppies are prone to an eye infection from time to time. Treat minor irritations from home with the following tips.
Much like humans, dogs are prone to allergies, colds and infections. As an untrained professional, it may be difficult to determine if your dog's eye cold is a common allergy or something more serious. In order to ensure your pet's safety and sense of sight, it's important to have your dog treated by a veterinarian at the first sight of thick yellow or green discharge from the eyes.
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There are many things that can irritate your dog's eyes. When he puts his head out the car window, he can pick up dust. He may get his eye scratched by another pet. Most eye infections are caused by bacteria and can be treated with antibiotic ointment. Cleaning his eyes will help eliminate infection.
Dog conjunctivitis is one of the most common ailments to affect the eye health of a canine. Conjunctivitis is when the conjunctiva of the eyeball becomes irritated and inflamed. This can be caused by an infection or an allergic reaction to an allergen that your dog has been exposed to. Once you have received a diagnosis of conjunctivitis for your dog, you can find out how to treat it.
We love our canine family members, and of course, want to ensure that they remain healthy and happy. Fortunately, there are various, easy-to-read signs that a dog is healthy. The following steps will put your mind at ease--or let you know a visit to the vet may be in order.