Black Spot In Dog's Iris & Eye Bulging
I a,m concerned about a possible serious problem in one of my dog's eyes. She is almost 7 years old and has a history of environmental allergies, and definite food allergies and intolerances. Her stomach is very sensitive and doesn't seem to fight off bad bacteria well.
She has had several extended periods of diahrrea when this bad bacteria builds up which have been treated with antibiotics, but fecal reports don't show any parasites or other infections.
She is fed an all raw diet, gets sardine/cod liver oil supplemented, and I use an organic digestive enzyme/probiotic supplement as well. I am in the process of adding in some immune support supplements as well as soon as they arrive in the mail.
Other than this, she has been healthy.
I recently noticed a black spot appear in the iris of her eye (at the bottom)... I have been watching it and it doesn't seem to have changed in size, doesn't float around and has fairly regular edges. At the end of last week, I noticed that eye looking somewhat bigger and bulging out a little.
Her pupils react when I shine a light in them, she doesn't seem bothered any of this at all,;but I do think I notice a slight milky/greenish tint in certain lights and angles and am not certain if that is normal. I am concerned with the possible development of cataracts, tumors, glaucoma, etc...
Is there anything I can do at home to try to reduce the bulging? I am planning to take her to the vet as soon as possible, but it would be better for schedule and finances to wait until after the first of the year; however, if this is something that has the potential to get really bad/harmful within a 2-3 week span, I will figure out how to get her there sooner. I
Also, her eyes water after eating and sometimes after being outside and on occasion, I see some mild redness in the whites of her eyes.
Thank you for your advice,
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