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Bloodshot Eyes

Bloodshot Eyes

Red eyes resulting from the vessels in the white of the eye. The most common cause is inflammation of one or both eyes. Red eyes may have other causes, such as a mild allergic reaction, or a more serious cause as Glaucoma. It is therefore always advised to consult a veterinarian to choose the treatment.

How to Recognize

The whites of your pet's eyes will appear red or pink. Pets may squint their eyes or avoid bright light. Their eyelids may appear swollen, and there may be some discharge from the eyes.

Causes of Bloodshot Eyes

Causes for bloodshot eyes in pets vary. One if the most common conditions that causes bloodshot eyes is Glaucoma, a set of eye conditions.


Your veterinarian will perform an ophthalmic exam, which is an examination of your pet's eyes. These examinations are usually non-invasive and painless for your pet.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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