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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in Dogs

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) is a fancy word for Dry Eye, where tear production in the eye is insufficient, leading to inflammation and damage to the eye. It can occur in almost any species, but is most common in dogs. Certain breeds, such as Spaniel breeds, Shih Tzus, Labradors and Lhasa Apsos, among others are predisposed to dry eye in dogs. Dogs of any age can develop KCS, but it is most commonly diagnosed in middle aged to older dogs.