If your pet is exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms or behaviors, blepharitis may be the cause.
- Eye Discharge
- Rubbing the eyes or face against objects
- Rough lid margins
- Rolled-in eyelids
Blepharitis can only be diagnosed by your veterinary professional. Make sure to let your doctor know if your pet is displaying any of the above signs and inquire about BlephEx, the latest in eyecare technology for your pets lid disease.
Blepharitis can affect any breed of cat or dog at any age. Several breeds, however, are more predisposed than others due to the shape of the muzzle and face.
The following dog breeds are more likely to develop blepharitis:
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Chow Chow
- English Bulldog
- French Poodle
- Golden Retriever
- Lhasa Apso
- Shar Pei
- Shih Tzu
- Yorkshire Terrier
If left untreated, blepharitis can damage the internal lid structures and lead directly or indirectly, to a number of more complicated and difficult to treat, eyelid diseases.