whites of eyes are brown?

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my sweetie
Barked: Mon Oct 3, '11 2:08pm PST 
what could this be?
Bella and- Daisy CGC

I'm a Meanie
Barked: Mon Oct 3, '11 2:58pm PST 
Yellowish brown can mean liver failure. If this is really the case your dog needs a vet ASAP.
Ginger- M.I.A.

my first and- finest
Barked: Mon Oct 3, '11 3:18pm PST 
have a vet check it out anyway for peace of mind, but some pigmentation in the whites of the eyes can be normal. Ginger had brown flecks in her eyes, vet said it was unusual but not harmful. Her eyes were super-duper deep brown, looked black, maybe the pigment bled over somehow.

Especially have it checked out if this just happened all of a sudden and didn't use to be that way.


my sweetie
Barked: Tue Oct 4, '11 7:02pm PST 
my friends dog named chnagirl is a peke and she has brown like specks in the whites of her eyes that is why my friend posted here. Just in case someone has seen this maybe in the breed.

Zoe is our April- Fool\'s Day Baby
Barked: Tue Oct 4, '11 8:41pm PST 
My Zoey and QueeQueg also has dark brown pigmentation of the white space of the eye. I've also had other dog's in the past that had this occur. It's common with dogs who have dark pigmented eyes. It's most likely normal if it's not a sudden occurrence or if it's not yellow in color as another dogster said.
Bianca CGC- TT HIC Thd- ♥

What big ears- you have...
Barked: Tue Oct 4, '11 8:46pm PST 
If it's a new occurrence I'd have the vet look at it. If it's always been like that it's probably fine, some dogs have brown or speckled sclera.

Work? What's- that?
Barked: Tue Oct 4, '11 9:20pm PST 
Depends on what it looks like. May or may not be normal. My friend's dog had this - brown pigment in the whites of the eyes - and it turned out to be pannus. Was caught early enough that it has not progressed into the corneas which can lead to blindness.
Mitchell- Rapp "Black- Ops"

Barked: Tue Oct 4, '11 10:06pm PST 
Have to agree with Samson, if this is new than certainly see your Vet. How long has it been since your pup has had blood work done? As another poster stated that yellowing of the eyes (gums, ears and skin) is a sign of liver problems, you said the whites look brown though but sometimes jauntice can look tan or light brown.
Always, if you are not comfortable and want to make sure your dog completely healthy I would definately see your Vet. Best to be safe and sure. Hope all is well.

my sweetie
Barked: Wed Oct 5, '11 5:34am PST 
the vet is the one that noticed the browm spots and he said it could be melanoma and wanted me to take her to a specialist,but they've always been the brownish look to them,the whites of her eyes have always looked like that to me.he did her senior bloodwork and everything came back great!