British Veterinary Association (BVA) EYE TEST

There are many types of eye disease, both congenital (conditions that exist from birth or soon after birth) and non-congenital (conditions that develop later in life), that affect dogs. Many of these conditions can have serious effects on health and welfare, causing pain, blindness, or the need for lifelong medication, and should be taken into consideration when breeding dogs.

Signs of eye disease in dogs

The signs of eye disease vary depending on the specific condition and between individual dogs and breeds. Some observable signs may include:

  • Redness

  • Dilated pupil

  • Discharge

  • Cloudy appearance

Common breeds at risk of eye disease

All dogs, including crossbreeds are at risk of suffering from eye disease.