Sometimes Border Collie “parents” just never know how their weeks are going to go, and this one so far is no different. After noticing Casey’s unusually bloodshot eyes last Wednesday, coming off of weeks of abnormal eye discharge – usually in the morning and grayish in color – I called Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital to have our boy checked out.
At the time I was thinking maybe allergy issues and expecting a change of diet to preempt visual issues later, you know, something simple.
Surprise – the diagnosis was anything but. Casey’s veterinarian, Dan Hall, indicated that the symptoms and appearances of both eyes, after closer examination, lead him to believe that Casey was suffering from Chronic Superficial Keratitis, or pannus, an immune disorder most common in German Shepherds.
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