Why is my dog red around the eyes?

Asked By: Sonny Boyer
Date created: Thu, Feb 11, 2021 8:49 AM
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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.

Answered By: Era Zboncak
Date created: Fri, Feb 12, 2021 10:52 AM
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Often called clingy, velcro dogs have a desire to be close to their owners.

Companionship. Perhaps the most obvious reason, some dogs simply prefer the companionship of their human owners.

Over the process of domestication, natural selection has shaped dogs to become companions for humans.

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Limit your puppy or unvaccinated dog's exposure to other dogs until he's had his first two vaccinations, unless you are sure the other dogs are fully vaccinated.

Avoid places where your puppy or unvaccinated dog could be exposed to parvovirus from unvaccinated dogs.

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Doggy beds and pillows haven't always been around, so wild dogs had to pat down tall grass and underbrush to make a comfortable bed for themselves and their pups.

The easiest way to prepare that night's sleeping area was by walking around in a circle.

The rounding ritual may also have served as a safety precaution.

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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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It's Called The Zoomies And Dogs Do It For A Reason.

They're a totally normal way for your dog to release pent up energy.

The zoomies can happen out of nowhere, but are usually triggered when a dog is really excited.

They can sometimes be triggered by watching other pets or people engage in playful behavior.

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If they appear red or bloodshot, it can be a sign of many different eye problems, ranging in severity from mild allergies to something as serious as glaucoma, which can cause blindness.

If you notice red or bloodshot eyes in your pet you should take him into see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

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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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