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