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Old 12-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's on his eye? 8 week old puppy.

I'm a little concerned about my 8 week old's right eye. We just got him Christmas Eve, and I noticed in the corner of his right eye, his eyelid (or something. It's a thin milky white..something. Yeah, clearly I'm not well versed on puppy parts) is covering a portion of his eye, so he sort of looks cockeyed. It doesn't appear to be inflamed, red etc, nor does it bother him. I don't know if this is some precursor to cherry eye or something, or if it's common and will go away no it's own. I'm including a picture that I HOPE illustrates what I'm talking about, it's hard getting a still shot of this dog!

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Join the club LOL, Petunia looks to either side of the wall, not straight, they have a membrane under the eyes it's nothing to be concerned with

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Just the membrane looks to me.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's his third eyelid, also called a haw.
They can be black or white in color, white is more noticeable.
Looks perfectly normal to me.

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Lynne nailed it. Your puppy just has an unpigmented haw. Normal and nothing to worry about.

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Right-o - a haw. Rocco has one pigmented, one unpigmented. Sometimes he looks a little like Mad Eye Moody from Harry Potter!
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Thanks guys! We had a vet visit today anyway, so I mentioned it and they said 3rd eyelid, but we need to monitor it since they're prone to cherry eye, but aside from his ear infection, he's perfectly healthy! Pretty obvious I haven't owner a dog (let alone PUPPY) in over a decade!
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Rosco has one unpigmented and one pigmented lol, I even asked my vet and after she told me I felt dumb lol.


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Old 12-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yep Jaxon has one too. Took himn to the vet for it and laughed because I was so uneducated about it. Its very noticable when it's white.
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He is precious!! What did you name him?
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