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Dry eye is a condition where not enough tears are produced. In the early stages you may just notice a thick discharge in the corner of your dog's eye. In the later stages the eyes become painful ( you may see this as closing the eyes more, red eyes, rubbing the face or eyes etc). If left untreated it is both painful and potentially blinding as the lids rub on the eyes causing scarring.
The sooner dry eye is diagnosed the better and this can be done in a nurse appointment that includes a simple test to determine if your dog is producing enough tears. The dry eye clinic will be available at Rosemary Lodge, Melksham, Station Road, Beaufort and Peasedown surgeries. Please call your local surgery for an appointment.
Breeds more susceptible to dry eye include: West Highland White Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Shihtzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Bulldog, Pekingnese, Pug, Lhasa Apso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Members of our Platinum Pet Health Club receive an annual dry eye test as part of their plan as well as an annual wellness blood test and £25 dental voucher- all on top of the normal Pet Health Club benefits!