Why do my dogs eyes turn red at night?

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The specific color reflected depends on the amount of zinc or riboflavin in the eye cells.

Red glowing eyes at night are the result of blood vessels reflecting light.

This is common with white dogs who have blue eyes.

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The tapetum lucidum is a reflective layer that causes the retina (the back of the eye) to appear green or yellow, or some color variation in between.

This layer helps animals see better at night as it magnifies the amount of light and is most often noticed in animals that are nocturnal.

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Jaundice in dogs refers to a build-up of yellow pigment in the blood and tissue, which causes a yellow discoloration in the skin, gums, and eyes.

The condition is also called icterus or yellow jaundice.

The yellow color comes from bilirubin, a pigment in bile produced by red blood cells.

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The tapetum lucidum is a reflective layer that causes the retina (the back of the eye) to appear green or yellow, or some color variation in between.

This layer helps animals see better at night as it magnifies the amount of light and is most often noticed in animals that are nocturnal.

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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.

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Some of the most common causes of red, bloodshot, and/or weepy eyes in dogs include: Eye injury or trauma, such as a scratch or foreign object in the Eye.

Allergies (to food or environmental agents) Conjunctivitis, also known as "pinkeye" or "red eye."

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Nuclear sclerosis. 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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The degeneration of the iris - the colored part of the eye - is referred to as iris atrophy.

This can be as a result of normal aging or, if due to a secondary type, because of chronic inflammation or high intraocular pressure, which is often associated with glaucoma.

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