Jack Russell's Eyes Running Water

by Kara

Reader Question: Do Jack Russell's Eyes Normally Leak Water?

My JRT's eyes have been watering/running since I got her at 6 weeks. She is now 9 weeks and they are still watering...

Is this normal??

Veterinarian's Input On Canines Eyes That Run Water


No, this not normal. Jack Russell’s are not predisposed to eye problems; in fact, they have fewer eye issues than many other breeds. Young puppies, on the other hand, can either be born with or develop eye abnormalities, and you should certainly have your dog checked out as soon as possible.

A puppy’s eyes are quite delicate, and I wouldn't want you to ignore something that could potentially compromise her eyesight or comfort for the rest of her life.


Jennifer Coates, DVM

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