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my dog is a 4year old Dalmatian staffie cross .the whites ofher

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my dog is a 4year old Dalmatian staffie cross .the whites ofher eyes are a bit pink,and her eyes water leaving a reddish stain.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DrJessicaO replied 2 years ago.
DrJessicaO :

Hi there,

DrJessicaO :

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DrJessicaO :

How long has this been going on? Are either of the eyes bulging or appear swollen? Is she feeling ok otherwise? Is she rubbing her eyes?

JACUSTOMER-yjk12iqh- :

this has been happening for approximately 4 weeks.her eyes are not bulging or swollen.she is not rubbing her eyes.

DrJessicaO :

Ok, redness to the eyes can be a sign of an underlying allergy, irritant, trauma (less likely because it is both eyes), and in some cases even serious underlying disorders like blood infections or cancers. I would first recommend attempting to give oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help decrease inflammation. This is given at a dose of 1 mg per 1 pound, so a 50 pound dog receives 50 mg every 8-12 hours.

DrJessicaO :

You can use preservative free artificial tears every 4-6 hours if possible to keep the eyes moist.

DrJessicaO :

If this does not help within the next few days, I would recommend bringing her in for an exam, a "dry eye" test (KCS test) and a corneal stain.

JACUSTOMER-yjk12iqh- :

ok thank you,i will try these things.

DrJessicaO :

No problem- please let me know if you need anything else!