Why do my dogs eyes look red?

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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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The Real Reason Your Dog Is Staring Into Your Eyes.

Sometimes you glance up and Your Dog is staring intently Into Your Eyes.

Studies indicate that canine species communicate with each other by gazing.

Dogs specifically seemed to have evolved to look at humans' faces even more than socialized wolf counterparts.

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Black eyes are essentially just bruises caused by impact to the nose or eye area.

Once the blood vessels in the face rupture, blood begins to pool under the skin.

This pooling is visible through the skin, causing darkened coloration.

Black eyes on dogs are less obvious because they are difficult to see.

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Nuclear sclerosis, also called lenticular sclerosis, can cause the pupils of your dog's eyes to take on a cloudy bluish-gray appearance.

The condition is also seen in humans and horses.

This condition is a normal change to the lenses of the eyes that typically occurs in dogs over the age of six.

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Nuclear sclerosis, also called lenticular sclerosis, can cause the pupils of your dog's eyes to take on a cloudy bluish-gray appearance.

The condition is also seen in humans and horses.

This condition is a normal change to the lenses of the eyes that typically occurs in dogs over the age of six.

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Cataracts are often confused with a normal aging change that affects a dog's lenses called lenticular sclerosis.

Both conditions give the pupils (the normally black center to the eye) a white, grey, or milky appearance, but a veterinarian can tell the difference through a standard eye exam.

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Cataracts block light from reaching the back of the eye resulting in poor vision or blindness, depending on their severity.

Cataracts are often confused with a normal aging change that affects a dog's lenses called lenticular sclerosis.

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Horner's syndrome is due to a dysfunction of the sympathetic nerves of the eyes and surrounding facial muscles.

Other causes for an elevated or protruding third eyelid gland include: tetanus, facial nerve paralysis, facial muscle atrophy, and dehydration.

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