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What is this in my dog’s eyes?

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 12-Jul-20 14:18:19

He’s had them for ages but I’m not sure if they’ve got bigger or not. Asked the vet last year at his last jabs and she said without a biopsy it was difficult to say. Anyone had any experience of this? His vision seems fine. We’ve been doing some eye-mouth co-ordination, ie me chucking treats and he catches them every time. Obviously worried that it’s cancer or something. He’s only five.

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custardbear Sun 12-Jul-20 14:24:33

Keep taking photographs to see if they get biggger. Do they move or are they always there?

Wondered if at first it was blood pools. But think they would probably reabsorb if they were by now

Alkaptonuria maybe? What colour is his wee? Not even sure if dogs get it though?

Ihaventgottimeforthis Sun 12-Jul-20 14:27:56

They look like a tiny burst blood vessel or something to me...

BellaVida Sun 12-Jul-20 14:33:39

They could be uveal or iridial cysts. Probably best to check back with the vet.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 12-Jul-20 15:20:55

Yeah, thanks, I will do, his jabs are due again in a few weeks. I did google it but it wasn’t very helpful. I think they were about that size when I first noticed them. Just wondered if anyone else had had this and what they did.

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 12-Jul-20 15:21:22

Think his wee is normal.

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Lonecatwithkitten Sun 12-Jul-20 15:26:53

Do they move if you tip his head backwards if they do they are uveal/iridial cysts if they do not move I would strongly advise and urgent referral to an ophthalmologist as they maybe more sinister.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 12-Jul-20 15:43:16

Oh lord. I’ll go and check.

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billhubbard Sun 12-Jul-20 16:28:39

They are fine , our darling dog has exactly the same .
Our vet was very interested in the spot in our boys eye as he hadn't seen many and even drew us a diagram to show how it can disappear and come back as it moves to back of the eye .
He said it's completely harmless .
Our boy has had his for years .

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 12-Jul-20 20:35:43

Right, have taken more photos. They look like they’ve moved to me?

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 12-Jul-20 20:36:52

That’s reassuring *@billhubbard*, thanks.

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billhubbard Sun 12-Jul-20 20:43:56

@MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig No problem.
We were very worried like you when one large dot appeared , looked exactly like your dogs .
But vet said it would only be a problem if it moved over to middle of the eye as that would affect his sight .
We first noticed it when he was 2 and then when he was 4 it went for about 6 months and then appeared again .
He is 7 now .

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Lonecatwithkitten Mon 13-Jul-20 12:29:56

Really if you can be certain if they move or not. If they do not move they can be an irideal melanoma and should be seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist. These are not common, but they do occur and require prompt treatment,

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 13-Jul-20 14:26:46

I will keep on top of this. I think I’ll keep taking regular photos so I can compare. My baby. sad

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