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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Management

Dhicon_thumb By DogHeirs Team | June 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS, is managed medically as described in the Treatment section. Improvements in living conditions may help ease symptoms as well.


Living Conditions

In addition to the drugs that aid in replacing tears, inducing tearing, relieving painful symptoms and preventing infection, humans with KCS say that symptoms improve during cool, rainy, or foggy weather and in humid places, such as in the shower. Therefore, reserving a cool, humid space (perhaps in the washroom) for KCS-affected dogs may reduce the severity of symptoms experienced.


Managing Dogs with Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) Syndrome

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels affected with Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) Syndrome require constant care and attention. Frequent veterinary visits, diet supplements and products that assisted travel are essential components of care for DE/CC dogs.

  • Veterinary visits for antibiotics are typical, as brittle claws are easily snagged in rugs or carpets and torn out, causing bleeding and potential infection.
  • 5 ml of Yumega Oils given with food daily is recommended for dry skin, rather than bathing with conventional special shampoos and conditioners
  • Walks on hard surfaces will damage the brittle claws and dry paw pads, and equipment such as travel bags, harnesses and doggy stroller are recommended to allow the dog to socialise


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