Why Are My Boston Terrier's Eyes Red? Red eyes in Boston terriers are often signs of dry eyes or corneal ulcers. According to Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas, dry eyes, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca, are common in the breed.
My 9 year old boston terrier has a cateract in one of her eyes and now it is swollen and red. The eye looks like its about to pop out of her head sometimes. What could it be and is there anything I ca … read more
How to Treat Eye Problems in Boston Terriers. If you have a Boston terrier, you probably know how lively and intelligent this popular breed can be. The Boston terrier is easily recognized by his large wide set eyes. The outside corners of...
* RED EYES * Alba Grijalva asks: "QUESTION!!! I have a 5 month old boston terrier boy and his eyes are always red. Like extremely red. Does anyone know why or how to clear them? Is it normal? I have another boston terrier boy and he's 7 and a half and his eyes don't usually get red. Please help."
BOSTON TERRIER EYE DISEASE Corneal Ulcers and Prevention Corneal Ulcers are the single largest eye problem in Boston Terriers. Perhaps 1 dog in 10 will experience a corneal ulcer sometime during its life based on the l903 dogs surveyed in the 2000 Boston Terrier Health Survey. The Boston Terrier Standard for the Breed calls for eyes to be
Boston Terrier Eyes. According the AKC Standard, The Boston Terrier's "eyes are wide apart, large and round and dark in color. The eyes are set square in the skull and the outside corners are on a line with the cheeks as viewed from the front. Disqualify: Eyes blue in color or any trace of blue."
How to Diagnose Eye Problems in Boston Terriers. Co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. ... My Boston's eyes are red at the bottom, and when he wakes there is a white/green discharge in the corner of his eyes similar to 'sleep' in humans when they wake. His eyes remain clear though. Any help for him?
You love your dapper little dog. A Boston terrier's big, round, protuding eyes are part of his considerable charm. Unfortunately, this breed's peepers are subject to several hereditary eye diseases, some of which may affect his tear ducts. You can purchase doggy sun visors to protect him while outdoors.
Boston Terriers also suffer from the presence of corneal ulcers, in which the outer layer of the cornea is lost; there can be a significant amount of inflammation associated with an ulcer. The cornea is a structure of the outermost part of the eye and damage to it can be very painful.
If it is the cornea (clear part of the eye that he sees through), redness is likely due to blood vessels, and indicate a more serious problem affecting the surface of the eye such as an ulcer. Boston terriers are also prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, or “dry eye”) which can damage the cornea long-term and lead to vision loss.