Entropion

 

Entropion

The visible signs of Entropion is your dog's eye being partially held shut with excessive eye watering and squinting.

The problem is caused by  the eye lashes rubing against the eye which often has a red and sore appearance

Dog Health Issues - Description of Entropion
The word Entropion comes from the Greek word ektropion from ektrepein to turn out ( ex meaning out and trepein to turn). Entropion is the inversion, or turning inward, of the border of the eyelid against the eyeball.

 

 

Dog Health Problems - Symptoms of Entropion
Entropion is marked by the eye being partially held shut with excessive tearing and squinting. The lashes rub against the eye which often has a red and sore appearance. Your dog may be sensitive to light and may rub at its eyes. Both eyes are usually affected simultaneously.

Dog Health Questions - Dogs susceptible to Entropion
All breeds can be affected but studies have shown that the following breeds are the most susceptible:

  • Bloodhound
  • Bulldog
  • Chow Chow
  • Mastiff
  • Retriever
  • Rottweiler
  • Shar Pei
 

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Dog Health Questions - Entropion Causes
Entropion is usually due to: an inherited faulty eyelid conformation that manifests in young adult dogs. Breed related entropion usually affects dogs under 1 year of age. This hereditary disorder was due to selective breeding to create exaggerated facial features with prominent eyes and/or heavy facial folds.

  • Inherited faulty eyelid
  • Due to an eyelid spasm as a result of another painful eye condition

Dog Health Information - Treatment of Entropion
The treatment of Entropion is by surgical correction. This surgery involves removing a small portion of the skin to tighten the eyelid which is usually undertaken when the dog is an adult since its facial structures are still growing and changing.

 

Dog Health Advice
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Dog Health Advice
We hope that the canine health information and dog health advice has been of some assistance. But please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist.

 

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
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