Dry Eye in the English Bulldog

Common Eye Problem in English Bulldogs-Dry Eye

Dry eye occurs when the watery part of the tears is not produced in adequate amounts.The eye becomes chronically inflamed, and scarring and pigmentation of the cornea may lead to a decrease in vision and, or vision loss.
The cause of dry eye is usually unknown but some known causes include:
  • congenital disorders (puppies)
  • infections (canine distemper virus)
  • drug induced (sulfa antibiotics)
  • ectropion
  • removal of the tear gland of the third eyelid (cherry eye)
    Some signs of dry eye are
  • chronic redness of the eye
  • Green goopy discharge in the morning
  • blue discoloration over the eyeball
    Puralube will need to be given daily( if not treated with time your pet can go blind, his eyes will look worse than any human with a terrible cataract.

  • Dry Eye Products

    Pet Vision Lubricating & Cataract Eye Drops 8ml Pet Vision Lubricating & Cataract Eye Drops 8ml Older pets,bulldogs that have ectropion or have had Cherry Eye surgery suffer from Dry Eye. In Older bullies,if you start noticing a crusty goop on the eyes in the mornings. This will keep ulcers from forming on the eyes.(Entropion Eye Ulcers are a different thing the Entropion has to be corrected. ALWAYS consult your vet!)

    Terramycin Ointment - 1/8 oz. tube Terramycin Ointment - 1/8 oz. tube
    Puralube Vet Ointment 3.5gmPuralube Vet Ointment is a sterile ocular lubricant for use as a protectant against further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye.

    Note: Trimbull Bulldogs has produced this document for education purposes only. Our definitions of the common problems in English bulldogs are our opinions only.These opinions have been formed by years experience in the bulldog breed having read numerous articles over the years. ALWAYS consult your veterinarian with any problem that may occur.