Ask the Veterinarian

A Q&A column from veterinarians at Westgate Pet Clinic in Linden Hills. (www.westgatepetclinicmn.com)
Jul 07, 2015

Dear Dr. Melin,
My dog, a 5-year-old Basset Hound, always seems to have red eyes. Is this a problem?
Thank you, Gary.

Dear Gary,  

Depending on where the redness is, this can be a simple or complex problem.  

If the redness is appearing on the lid itself, this could be a sign of skin allergies or infection of the glands of the eyelid. If the redness is involving the inside lining of the eyelids, this is called conjunctivitis. 

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