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my dogs whole eye is blood red what does that mean

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my dogs whole eye is blood red what does that mean ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 6 years ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Are you talking about around the eye or blood actually in the eye itself where you can't see the pupil?

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the whole eye is the same color red, the white the iris and the pupil. it now looks like the other eye has blood in the white of her eye.
Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 6 years ago
What you are describing, notably blood in the eye, is termed Hyphema.

Possible causes may include:

- Hypertension (high blood pressure)

- Uveitis / infection / inflammation

- Systemic or metabolic disease (kidney disease, liver disease, etc)

- Clotting problems

- Tick borne disease


This can be a quite serious finding - and I would recommend she is evaluated - TONIGHT!

Tests to consider:
- Bloodwork (CBC/Chemistry Screen/)

- Bloodwork - Tick Titers

- Urinalysis

- Blood pressure

- Clotting panel

 

Then we can certainly get into more tests:

- X-rays

- Ultrasound

- etc

 

I hope this information helps and guides you. PLEASE let me know!

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