Q. My dog has red eyes and I have been washing them to try and help. It's very hot and dry were I live, could this be the cause?

A. Heat on it' s own can cause a bit of congestion especially in certain dog breeds. It could also be related to some substances in the air that can act as irritants.If it is something like that , it should resolve on its own as the temperature comes down. If you are concerned please see your vet, as it could also be something else requiring eye medications.

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A. If your dogs eyes are red there are several possible underlying issues including conjunctivitis, a cornea ulcer, an infection in the eyes or an allergic response. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian so that proper medication can be prescribed.

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