Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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30 May 2023
I know this will seem a little random but I was wondering if anyone thought there looked to be some concern with the redness of his eyes? I tried to get decent pictures but, like children, they won’t cooperate with sitting still for a picture. They aren’t super red, but look more bloodshot on the outside corners rather than the inside. I just worry about everything now with him. He recently had a bout of horrible diahrrea with blood and the vet tested his feces and said he had a bit of giardia. So after 2 weeks of heavy meds and a follow up visit to make sure he tested negative, we are back to doing good. Except for maybe a day or so ago I noticed his eyes red like this and they were slightly runny with just a little bit of almost green mucus or whatever coming from the corner. And I’m talking about just a little bit but it happened periodically throughout the day and yesterday too. Today not much at all. But it wasn’t like covering his eyes or anything. He also had a little bout of inward/reverse sneezing and one case of runny poop but now back to solid for the past few times. So idk maybe I’m just being a helicopter parent.
22 August 2008
There is no way to tell from a photo alone but that looks like conjunctivitis; possibly allergic vs primary bacterial. Your vet should have some eye drops or ointment that can clear that up. Another possibility is dry eye which can occur secondary to some medications but is not that common in Pitties vs Bulldogs.