Entropion is an eye condition that causes your Anatolian Pyrenees’ eyelid to roll inward. This typically affects the lower eyelid but it can affect both upper and lower eyelids. When the eyelid rolls inward, the eyelashes rub on the eyes which irritates the eye.
The rubbing of eyelashes on the eyelid can cause corneal ulceration, which is a sore on the cornea. With the continued presence of entropion, the sores on the cornea will worsen and lead to the impairment of your Anatolian Pyrenees’ vision.
The symptoms of entropion include tearing in excess, excessive eye discharge, red eyes, eye swelling, and squinting. Fortunately, in mild cases, entropion can be treated with prescribed medication and eye lubricants.
In more severe cases, when the corneal has been damaged, treatment for entropion will require surgery to permanently alter the shape of your Anatolian Pyrenees’ eyelid to prevent them from rolling inward.
Also known as bloat, gastric torsion is a dangerous condition that can lead to death. This occurs when your Anatolian Pyrenees’ stomach is filled with gas and their stomach twists.
The cause of gastric torsion is still unknown. However, veterinarians believe that factors such as anxiety and your Anatolian Pyrenees’ diet are common triggers of gastric torsion. Fortunately, there are several indicators to look out for when your dog is bloated or not.
Some symptoms of gastric torsion include pacing, retching, salivating excessively, panting, and a distended stomach. Once you suspect that your Anatolian Pyrenees might be affected by gastric torsion, you should immediately get them medical attention, or they may die.
When treating your dog’s gastric torsion, your veterinarian may lower a tube into your dog’s stomach to release the gas. If the twisted stomach does not allow the tube to go through, your veterinarian may insert a hollow needle into your Anatolian Pyrenees’ stomach.
The best way for you to help prevent your Anatolian Pyrenees from being affected by gastric torsion is by implementing a few preventative measures by making some lifestyle changes.
Such measures include not allowing your Anatolian Pyrenees to undergo strenuous physical activity before or after their meals, feeding them smaller and more frequent meals rather than one or two large meals a day, and ensuring that they do not drink too much water.