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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Cheyenne! Is this a new thing (the bulging eyes) with her, or do you feel she has been this way ever since you had her?
Ok. It is hard to say then if this is an issue or her normal eyes!!! Some dogs do have more"bulging" looking eyes than others, but these tend to be breeds with smooshed in faces like pugs or shih tzu's. We can see eyes begin to look bulging as a result of glaucoma, or increased pressure in the eye. We have a special tool to test this pressure, so your vet's office can check for this issue. Other reasons could include decrease of muscle mass in general leading to the eyes being more prominent, but you would notice a change all over your dog (her legs looking thinner, etc.). If it was just one eye, we may also worry about a mass or tumor behind the eye.