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Old 08-10-2020, 11:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation Dark area around eye?

Hi! So my dwarf hybrid Sock has always had some darker circles around his eye, which I always assumed was his fur. But now somehow those spots seem.. wet? I'm unsure. He's really bothered by the heat right now and I'm doing what I can to keep him cool. But this worries me.. Anyone know what this is?



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Old 08-10-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dark area around eye?

If this has only been happening since the weather has been hotter, could he just be sweating? I think you mentioned on Sock's other thread that he seems bothered by the heat. Are the wet patches a constant feature, or only at hotter times of day? As long as his eyes are clear and not discharging and he seems his normal happy self, I think I'd be tempted to wait and see what happens. Hopefully nothing! But if his behaviour changes, it might be a good idea to take him to the vet.
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Old 08-10-2020, 11:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Dark area around eye?

I’ve only seen damp patches like that in one of my Russian hams when she was really quite an old lady & think it was just part of the general decline that comes with age, haven’t seen it in a younger ham. It may be nothing to worry about but I’d keep a close watch for any signs of irritation or infection.

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Old 08-11-2020, 01:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Dark area around eye?

I didn't see any irritation and I don't see him being bothered by his eyes (as in, no rubbing or scratching). I'm definitely keeping an eye on it. Maybe it just got wet from water, who knows. I hope it's nothing bad..
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