You might have spotted that mole on your dog’s eyelid, but you probably don’t know when it formed in the first place. Bumps on your dog’s eyelid might be a trivial matter to look at, but they are located in a highly sensitive position of your pet.
The eye is a sensitive instrument, and any bumps that pop right inside it can pose a potential threat. In this post, we will be talking about the three general causes behind those bumps on your dog’s eyelid and potential solutions that might counter them.
Causes Behind Eyelid Bumps
Make sure to read through the description under each cause and use your logic to determine which one was the culprit behind all this. If you still can’t figure it out, make sure to contact your vet for further inspection.
1. Eyelid Warts
This cause is probably the least threatening cause on our list since warts tend to form near the eyes of old dogs. This doesn’t mean that you should dismiss the eye warts as nothing since they can still pose a threat to your canine companion.
If that bump has formed near the inner lining of the eye, that bump can cause severe irritation as it brushed the eye itself as your dog tries to close and open his eyes. If that is the case, surgical removal is recommended to remove that wart in the eyelid.
Solutions to Eyelid Warts
If you have already checked that bump on your dog’s eyelid and confirmed that it was benign (not cancerous), make sure that it is located in a spot that doesn’t cause any hindrance to your dog’s daily life.
For this cause, I really don’t have any products that I would like to recommend since the warts are located in a sensitive position. Talk over with your vet since the eye is a hard organ to replace if you manage to damage it.
2. Clogged Glands (Stye)
Similar to stye in humans, your dog might have clogged oil glands or infected follicles that might look like bumps on your dog’s eyelid. Common symptoms of clogged glands are inflammation, swelling, and pain to the touch.
You probably can figure this one by yourself since you can just lightly tap that spot with your fingers, and if your dog tries to shy away from your touch, then that would be evidence enough. However, consider our last cause before being too sure.
Solutions to Stye
For the majority of cases, dog owners can use a soft facecloth and bathe it in warm water. After soaking it in warm water, soak that infected spot for several minutes three times a day. If you can’t do it three times, make it two long ones!
In severe cases, the clogged glands might get worse and even bigger in size. If that is the case, lancing and surgical removal need to take place in order to take care of this problem in the eye.
3. Malignant Tumors
Last but not least, that bump on your dog’s eyelid might be a cancerous tumor. Unlike warts in our first section, the malignant tumors are somewhat of a big problem since they will spread to other parts of your dog’s body.
This is one of the reasons why you need to get that bump on your dog’s eye checked by a veterinarian since you don’t really know that this small dot is a malign tumor unless checked by a professional eye.
Solutions to Tumors
A solution to cancerous tumors is pretty simple since you need to go to your vet and get it checked. If it is cancerous, the vet will give you several options, and they are surgical removal, chemotherapy, or deep freezing method.
Make sure to get an overall physical examination to see if cancer hasn’t spread to other parts of his body. Also, don’t forget to check on that eyelid to see if that bump is growing or not!
How Do I Treat the Bump on My Dog’s Eyelid?
The best way to treat the bump on your dog’s eyelid is by visiting your vet. To our unaided eye, it’s pretty hard to see the culprit behind that bump since your dog will shy away from your touch in the eye.
If that bump wasn’t there before and it just happens to form, make sure to take your dog to the veterinarian for further checkup. If it is nothing, then your pet is fine, but if it is something, you don’t want to keep your dog waiting!
Are There Any Homemade Remedies to Treat This Problem?
For warts and clogged glands, you can use warm water with tea and probably with aloe vera to lower the inflammation. For malignant tumors, there are no homemade remedies for this treatment since surgical removal might be your best option here.
Conclusion: Small Changes Matter!
That bump on your dog’s eyelid might be a small thing to worry about, but if you don’t get even the smallest part checked, you might be facing one big problem down the road. Keep up the good work and even notice the smallest changes in your dog.
In order to do just that, you need to spend time with your pet and see how they are functioning each and every day to notice small changes like these. As always, thank you for listening, and come back to our homepage for regular updates!