Canine Eye Conditions

Canine Eye Conditions and Solutions

A quick eye exam on your pet while petting, grooming or even when relaxing on your lap can clue you into any discharge, cloudiness or inflammation of the eyes that may indicate a health problem. Any of the following signs are cause for a visit to the veterinarian, as they can indicate pain, infection or a disease progression:

  • Dilated pupils or pupils of two different sizes
  • Cloudiness or sudden change in eye color
  • Unusual spots on the iris (the colored portion of the eye) or the cornea (the surface of the eye)
  • Squinting, winking, or keeping the eye(s) closed
  • Pawing at the eye
  • Ocular discharge, excessive watering, crustiness in the corners of the eye, tear stained fur
  • Visible third eyelid