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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 3mth old pup hit his head on the step, both his eyes look

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my 3mth old pup hit his head on the step, both his eyes look very blood shot
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: he is eating , going to the bathroom just fine .
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: he doesn't, his eyes just are really read ,
JA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: nope, just was Petting him after he hit his head and they are really red
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: yes , he eats like a cow lol, playful etc , but his eyes are scaring me
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: the white part of the eye is bloodshot red
JA: How is the dog behaving differently?
Customer: nope he went pee and poop just fine.
JA: OK. No obvious behavior changes. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dogs name is ***** ***** he is 3mths today
JA: How old is Marlon?
Customer: 3mths
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Marlon?
Customer: nope , he's a happy pup, just decided to be daring and hit his head on a step
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Marlon, please? Regretfully, it's nigh impossible for me to assess the extent of injury from here.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
his eyes are still really bloodshot where white part of the eye is, he's eating and drinking fine
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the update. Marlon's vet will want to perform an exam of the inside of his Marlon's eyes with an ophthalmoscope to see if injury to his retina, lens, or iris has occurred. The most important consideration in these patients is the degree of inflammation that has arisen. Inflammation needs to be kept under control with either a nonsteroidal antinflammatory drug (ophthalmic and/or systemic) or a glucocorticoid (steroid) lest significant damage is caused inside the eye. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.