The whites of a dog's eyes can be red due to a number of conditions, including an inflammation of the cornea, eyelid, conjunctiva, sclera, ciliary body or iris, according to PetMD. Other possible and more severe causes of red eyes are orbital disease, glaucoma, a hemorrhage at the front of the eye or a hemorrhage within the eye.Know More
Because red eyes in a dog can be a sign of an underlying disease or condition, blood work and other testing is commonly done in a veterinarian's office to rule out or confirm serious diseases, according to PetMD.
PetMD explains that ultrasound eye imaging and tonometry, or the measurement of pressure inside a dog's eye, are two commonly used tests to help diagnose a cause for red eyes. If any pus or discharge is present in the eye, a bacterial culture and sensitivity profile is used to determine if an infection or allergic reaction is occurring.
Most cases of eye redness in dogs can be treated on an outpatient basis, however, in the case of glaucoma, surgery is typically required to repair the eye. A cone collar is commonly used after any treatment on the eyes to prevent a dog from scratching at the eyes and preventing healing, according to PetMD.Learn more about Veterinary Health
Siome causes of dog paralysis include genetic defects, polymyositis, polyneuritis, tick infection and tumors, according to PetMD. Other causes include slipped back discs, meningomyelitis and distemper. Canines are also susceptible to a variety of bacterial and viral infections that cause paralysis.Full Answer >
Imodium, or loperamide, can be prescribed for dogs in doses of 2 milligrams at a time, but should not be used for longer than two days, according to PetMD. It is more typically used at the same dosage by humans to treat diarrhea.Full Answer >
An owner can cure and treat a dog's diarrhea by keeping the dog away from food for up to 24 hours and giving it access to plenty of fresh, clean water, according to PetMD. If the diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting, the dog should only be given ice cubes to lick.Full Answer >
The signs of tapeworms in cats include dried white- or cream-colored worm segments in the cat's droppings or stuck to the cat's fur, according to PetMD. The cat may also experience itching on the anus, causing it to bite, scratch or drag its hindquarters across the floor.Full Answer >