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What is this in my dog’s eyes?
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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 12/07/2020 14:18

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.

What is this in my dog’s eyes? What is this in my dog’s eyes?
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custardbear · 12/07/2020 14:24

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?

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Ihaventgottimeforthis · 12/07/2020 14:27

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

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BellaVida · 12/07/2020 14:33

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

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 12/07/2020 15:20

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 · 12/07/2020 15:21

Think his wee is normal.

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Lonecatwithkitten · 12/07/2020 15:26

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.

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 12/07/2020 15:43

Oh lord. I’ll go and check.

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billhubbard · 12/07/2020 16:28

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 .

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 12/07/2020 20:35

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

What is this in my dog’s eyes? What is this in my dog’s eyes?
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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 12/07/2020 20:36

That’s reassuring @billhubbard, thanks.

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billhubbard · 12/07/2020 20:43

@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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hopeforlucky3 · 13/07/2020 10:34

@Veterinari

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Lonecatwithkitten · 13/07/2020 12:29

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,

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MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig · 13/07/2020 14:26

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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