Keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs and cats

Common info

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry eye) in dogs and cats caused by insufficient tears production, causing conjunctivitis and keratitis. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry eye) can found in dogs and rare in cats.


In many cases, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry eye) caused by genetic abnormalities.


Many reasons can cause Keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs and cats. Infection Canine Distemper Virus, Cats that get infected with herpes virus, have no lacrimal gland since birth, given certain drugs, third eyelid surgery, and a severe impact on the head, the area where tears produce.


  • Conjunctivitis
  • Keratitis
  • Brown pigment on the cornea
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Excessive blinking
  • Mucous production
  • Redness around the eye
  • Vision loss

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry eye) in dogs and cats will cause redness around the eyes, pain eyes, excessive blinking, excessive green-yellow color mucus (mucus production), and often cause corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, and keratitis. If you leave it for too long, the cornea will be cloudy with brown pigment on the cornea, causing the vision to decrease and may lose vision.

Treatment and Prevention

Treatment depends on Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry eye) in dogs and cats on each factor. Antibiotics to keep your dogs and cats eyes will give. Since many reasons cause the condition, so Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry eye) in dogs and cats is difficult to specify the best prevention. You should most take care of them and consult a veterinarian as soon as the disorder found.

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