• We were playing ball with our dog and all of sudden we noticed his eye was red and he can barely open it. He doesn’t seem to be bothered by it but I’m just concerned because when you try and open it it is very red and the eyeball is partially covered. Is this something I should get checked or should I wait to see if it gets better? Is t possible he just scratched his eye?

    Hi Rebecca,
    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian as soon as possible is you have not already done so. The redness and not being able to open it are signs of pain and inflammation. This can be caused by an injury to the eye, a scratched cornea, infection, or something more serious like glaucoma. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of his symptoms after they have examined him. They may recommend some specialized eye tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of his symptoms.


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