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Dog Has Skin Like Material Growing Over Left Eye

by Donna
(Mesa, AZ)

A few days ago we noticed our dog's right eye looked a little glassy, then yesterday out of no where her eye became very different from the left eye. There is what appears to be a skin like substance growing up over her eye from the bottom of her eye.

She is acting normal and it doesn't appear to bother her. She is a Lab/Chow mix, 88lbs, 8years old and in good health.

Can you please tell me what it is and how I can treat it from home?

Thank you

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Jun 26, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Dog has Skin Like Material Growing over left eye
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Donna,
From the photo of your dog, it looks like an inflammation of the third eyelid. The third eyelid is a part of the normal anatomy of a dog's eye, and helps to produce extra tears, and helps to protect the cornea from dust and debris. You should contact a holistic, (or even a conventional) veterinarian, for an exam of the eye.

There may be some foreign material, such as a foxtail, lodged behind the third eyelid that needs to be flushed out.

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