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Who have a liter of labs 8 weeks old .why does 2 pups eyes

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Who have a liter of labs 8 weeks old .why does 2 pups eyes tear after they are eating
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. There is actually a condition in dogs called epiphora, which is basically excessive tearing. Causes can range from a congenital problem, to inflammation, conformation problems, glaucoma, foreign bodies, trauma and tear duct problems, among others. There is a rare form that can be caused by eating. With this condition, the tear ducts are stimulated by the secretion of saliva from the salivary ducts. You can link it in with a conformation problem. It is not very common to see, but there is a genetic component, so seeing it in two dogs from the same litter is not unheard of. There is not much you can do about it though. If the excessive tears tend to dry and build up under the eyes, it just needs to be cleaned periodically to keep it from causing irritation to the skin. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps. My goal is to make sure that you get all your question answered and all the information you need. If you are satisfied with my answer, PLEASE RATE IT. Rating it is the only way I get credit for helping you. If you feel like it is not helpful to you, or if there is more information you need, please respond back to me before rating. Realize that our conversation is not intended to diagnose or treat a condition. There has to be a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship established with an exam, according to law. You should always follow up with your vet.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ellen,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. John