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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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My labs thrid eye is showing occassionally. and at night

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my labs thrid eye is showing occassionally. and at night especially her lower lids pull away from her eyes leaving them very droopy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sir or Madam,
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
It sounds like your girl might have an abnormality of the eyelids. Labs are prone to eye conditions such as entropion and ectropion. Read more on these conditions below:
Since this condition can lead to eye infections like conjunctivitis, corneal scratches, etc, I would advise having your dog seen by your vet and determining if surgical correction might be an option to avoid future problems or if the situation is mild. If mild, you can just watch for infections and treat appropriately.
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