While a dog does display signs of being unwell, there are other ways you can learn about your dog’s health before they start showing signs of being sick.
They say eyes are the windows to the soul, but can eyes help us learn more about our dog’s health? If dogs could talk, we’d probably be more prepared when it comes to their health, but since they can’t, it’s up to us to gather clues from our dog’s body language. If you think something is wrong with your dog’s health, the first thing to do is to check their eyes. Not only can you find out more about their health, but also if they’re going through some health issues. Here are some things you can learn about your dog’s health through their eyes:
1. Red Eyes
If your dog is not 100% well, their eyes will be red, and if they are, please get them checked at the vet. While some issues associated with red eyes are not serious, others can be life-threatening and this is why it’s important to have them checked.
If your dogs have discharge from the eyes, it could mean they’re not 100% well. Discharge that is watery, gray, thick yellowish-green or bloody could be a sign of potential eye problems. Remember, the more the discharge the more serious the issue is. If the discharge increases in amount and consistency, you should take them to the vet for a checkup.
3. Cloudy Eyes
If your dog has hazy or cloudy eyes it could be related to trauma or other health problems. A lot of people think that only senior dogs have hazy or cloudy eyes but that’s not the case because it can occur at any age.
Do you check your dog’s eyes to see if they’re healthy? Let us know in the comments below! Watch out for Part 2!
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