Why are my beagles eyes red?

Asked By: Josianne Stamm
Date created: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 9:59 AM
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Your pet's eye or eyes appear red in color due to increased inflammation.

This inflammation can be on the eyelids themselves leading to the red appearance or even due to the blood vessels becoming enlarged on the whites of the eyes known as the sclera.

Answered By: Cheyenne Raynor
Date created: Fri, Feb 26, 2021 12:02 PM
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Your pup can get red eyes for various reasons, including an injury, a foreign object in the eye, allergies, and a host of eye conditions like glaucoma, conjunctivitis, and dry eye. If your dog has red eyes, you can take care of some issues at home, while others need to be addressed at a veterinary clinic.
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This easy-to-spy problem is common in both cats and dogs and can be caused by an injury, an irritation or even a disease.

Regardless of the cause, your pet's eye may look roughly the same: Some or all of the structures surrounding the eye will be red and/or visibly swollen, a condition commonly known as conjunctivitis.

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Mucus, yellow-green pus, or a watery eye discharge can all be signs of conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the lining of your dog's eye.

There's a wide range of causes for conjunctivitis, from allergies, injury, birth defects, and tear duct problems, to foreign matter, dry eye, distemper, or even tumors.

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Dogs that are timid, fearful, dominant, friendly or aggressive view eye contact in the same way, and react to the eyes like we do.

To a dog, a stare from another dog, animal or human is rude and can mean a challenge.

When you think about it, we're uncomfortable when someone stares at us, too.

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We may assume dogs are sleeping with their eyes open, but in reality, they're not.

Exposing their eyes to the elements when they are sound asleep would cause those eyes to dry up and become prone to damage.

The only time when dogs are "sleeping" with their eyes truly open is when they are under anesthesia.

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Conjunctivitis. Mucus, yellow-green pus, or a watery eye discharge can all be signs of conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the lining of your dog's eye.

There's a wide range of causes for conjunctivitis, from allergies, injury, birth defects, and tear duct problems, to foreign matter, dry eye, distemper, or even tumors.

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It often takes nine to 12 weeks, starting from this point, for a puppy's eye color to settle in and "stay." The permanent eye color change can even happen as late as 16 weeks in age.

While the majority of dogs end up with dark brown eyes, some breeds are the exception.

The Siberian husky breed is one such example.

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