Help. I don't understand why my 3 month old puppy gets bloodshot red eyes every evening. They are usually white in the morning but by late afternoon early evening they are bloodshot. They are also sometimes droopy eyelids and reddened. I have briefly heard of cherry eyes. (my 9 year old is addicted to animal planet) I thought cherry eyes are mostly in malnourished and older animals. He does have a vet appointment Tuesday for his shots. I was planning on asking him then. Does anyone have any thoughts.
You'd know what a cherry eye is if you saw it. Just because it's red does not indicate "cherry" eye. Cherry eye is a gland that will actually stick out of the corner of the eye. Your dog (breed info would have been nice?) I'm guessing is a brachycephalic breed? Dude I would buy some Clear Eyes and put two drops in your pup's eyes for a week and still go to the Vet.
I had Max to the vet. He said it is just irritation from him being an active puppy. He said as far as the redness on the eyelids, he thinks it is loose skin. As he grows up and out it should tighten. He did say sometimes surgery is needed if the eyelid droops still after Max is grown. I guess it is nothing to worry about right now..
Mastibull, I actually asked the vet and he said not to use them. He said there is nothing wrong as long as the redness was not bothering Max. Clear eyes are meant for humans...I am not sure it that is what you wanted to know.
Thank you. I didn't think that it could be used on animals. One thing that I know has irritated other TP members and horrifies me is when people suggest things that I feel could harm an animal. Hopefully, all people will check and double check information with their vets instead of blindly following advice.
Well, I didn't use it. I wanted to make sure he needed it. I am a nurse and I would never give meds to my kids (children and animals) without getting advice. I do sometimes question some of the advice given on TP. It has been really helpful to me at times. (Check out my "why does my puppy get up so much")