Beagle Eyes Diseases
Beagles have an extremely great smell. It’s probably the name reason why the dog breed is called like that. Although they exceed most dogs by smell, their sight and hearing can be lower than average, and they are often prone to various medical conditions occurring with their eyes.
These diseases range from almost harmless, to those that may even damage the dog’s eyes to the point of blindness. And that is why it’s important for you to understand and determine the correct eye disease, and treat it as fast as possible.
There’s a wide variety of possible problems that your Beagle may experience. If not treated well enough, even the most peaceful of those problems will grow into something much more threatening.
- Dry Eye is a common issue, observed throughout many Beagles. It is relatively easy to identify and to treat. If blood vessels in your pet’s eyes are larger than usual and you can easily see them, or, perhaps, the dog is blinking very often, then it’s obviously a signal of the dry eye. To fix this complication, you may visit your vet and ask them for help, or deal with the problem yourself. In the second case, you should see if your Beagle has immunity or nerve problems. Additionally, if your dog had to take a lot of medication lately – that might be the reason.
- Cherry Eye (Bloodshot eye, etc.). Extremely harmful when not treated well. Perfectly describing it’s name, the Cherry Eye is when one or both of the animal’s eyes are incredibly red, sometimes even closed for a long period of time. There’s almost always a disgusting-looking substance stuck in the edge of the eye. Sometimes, there may be an excessive amount of tears constantly pouring from the eye as well. It’s not completely known why this may happen, but the most possible reasons are the infection and an external injury. The cherry eye is treated surgically inside the vet clinic. The operation is focused on getting that “disgusting substance”, the tear gland back into the correct place.
- Watery Eyes. Probably the most peaceful of all conditions, it is quite often ignored by pet owners. It doesn’t do much harm, unless the illness is in a very bad state. How do you identify if your dog actually has Watery Eyes? First of all, excess tears may collect under the eyes into black spots. Additionally, in very bad cases the eyes and everything around them may also get irritated.
You shouldn’t ignore the problem completely, especially if the eyes are very runny and it obstructs the dog’s vision. In such case, as always, you should ask a vet to do check your Beagle for any serious problems. There’s not much you can do on your own here.
Do puppy health checks on a regular basis, feed it with the most nutritious and quality food you can find, walk it every day etc.
Eye problems are the main indicator of something wrong happening inside the pet’s body, like allergies or sometimes even cancer.
And finally, thank you for reading and good luck.
I have three beagles, two have some form of eye issue with a green pus type substance, my local vet says it’s probably hereditary, but I still looking to see if anyone has experienced this in their beagle and is there a remedy?