Why is my dog’s eye red?

Even while "red eyes" in dogs don't always indicate a serious illness, they are concerning enough to make a trip to the doctor to be sure

it's not. The white portion of the eye's sclera, or glaucoma, is generally only red at first. Glaucoma is a condition that increases pressure

inside the eye. Not only is glaucoma extremely painful, but if treatment is not received, the condition can advance quickly and result in

blindness. Most cases of red eyes are caused by simple conjunctivitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the

sack around the eye. This usually happens as a result of irritation from airborne allergens or contaminants

like smoking. Bacterial conjunctivitis can also be transmitted between dogs.

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