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Q. My 5 yr old border collie has always had slightly blood shot eyes --usually noted in evenings--now has increased red eyes (on sclera)

A. While this could be an intensified allergic reaction (since you mentioned that he's always had red eyes) I strongly recommend you get this checked out. Red eyes are considered a veterinary emergency, mainly because they could be indicative of glaucoma, which is a very painful an serious condition that can result in loss of sight. It's definitely possible that it's not something serious, but the first job is to make sure it isn't.

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

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