White of eye, looks reddish is this a Springer Spaniel trait

by Flo
(Edinburgh, Scotland)

Bunty 8 weeks

Bunty 8 weeks

Hi,

Bunty is a 12 week old black and white english springer spaniel. She has been given a full vet check at 7 weeks (30 mins + 1st puppy jab), followed with the second jab and check, three weeks later.

Growing huge, 1 kilo a week, increased from 2.7 Kgs when we got her at 5.5 weeks, now sitting at 9.7kgs. (I know we got her very early). Mum was 7 yrs old with her first litter of 11 pups and they had been weaned two week previously). Vet advised,
Owners had said she was 7 weeks old when we purchased her, but a subsequent phone call, to establish date of birth for Vet Records proved different.

She is mad as a brush, hyper, thriving, very intelligent, has picked up commands sit, bed, since the first two days at home.
On top range dog food, (with the addition of Grade 1 steak mince, chicken breast, carrots plus olive and sunflower oil. (No rubbish, or human food).
Plenty of exercise, (within puppy limitations) we live 5 mins from a sea estuary (Firth of Forth, Edinburgh) being a spaniel, who is water mad, dipping daily, comes home, she reeks (Scottish term for smelling awfull).

Sorry gone completely of of track, since we have got Bunty, the white's of her eyes can look red, not inflamed, but what we look like if we have had a heavy night out. Her eyes were like this when we took her the vet, but they did not notice this, is this normal, as they are never white.

From Anna@love-springer-spaniel.com
George sometimes gets this when he is tired, but I would get your vet to check it out just to be on the safe side, especially as she is a pup

PS she is a beauty

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Nov 25, 2015
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Our springer gets red eyes when tired NEW
by: Ciara

Hi,
Our 14 week old springer gets bloodshot eyes too - seems to happen at night, when she's getting tired after an evening of play!

Mar 27, 2014
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red eyed when tired NEW
by: Anonymous

Our welsh springer spaniel, Ozzy is nearly 10 weeks and gets red bloodshot eyes when he is tired. He is like a toddler when he gets tired- refuses to go to bed in fear he will miss something. We have to put him to bed and although he moans for a bit after a few seconds of whining he is fast asleep.

For Ozzy his bloodshot eyes are normal.

Mar 27, 2014
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red eyed when tired NEW
by: Anonymous

Our welsh springer spaniel, Ozzy is nearly 10 weeks and gets red bloodshot eyes when he is tired. He is like a toddler when he gets tired- refuses to go to bed in fear he will miss something. We have to put him to bed and although he moans for a bit after a few seconds of whining he is fast asleep.

For Ozzy his bloodshot eyes are normal.

Feb 15, 2014
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13 week old springer with red eye NEW
by: Poppy

We had a litter of 6 springer puppies, 5 of them were fine but, Polly the runt was born with red eyes. On her first injection at 8 weeks the vet thought she had limited sight, and said we should consider not selling because she may gave other health problems. We sold all the other puppies and took Polly back to vet for final injections, at 12 weeks,This time I saw a different vet, when I asked him about her eyes, and general health he said there was nothing wrong with her eyes, and she was a very healthy puppy. She is very loving, lots of energy, very funny.but, still gas very red eyes.

It's very noticeable her eyes, one eye has a brown patch over,the other is white, it's the white one that looks more red than the other. There is no oozing, weeping, or gunge. Just red, can anyone advise what the cause may be.?

Jul 22, 2013
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Sawyers Red eyes NEW
by: Anonymous

Our nine month old Springer who is brown and white, does get red eyes. It happens when he is excited or running around. It has happened since we got him and it doesn't seem to bother him.
I think the excitement explanation makes sense.

Jul 22, 2013
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Sawyers Red eyes NEW
by: Anonymous

Our nine month old Springer who is brown and white, does get red eyes. It happens when he is excited or running around. It has happened since we got him and it doesn't seem to bother him.
I think the excitement explanation makes sense.

Apr 29, 2012
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red eyes NEW
by: gordon

I have been told by an A grade judge of field trials and dog trainer that some Springers eyes go red when they get excited, when they calm down they go back to white again.

Apr 25, 2012
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red eye sockets NEW
by: Elaine

Just got back from doggy training and the instructor noticed my springers eyes .. she is 8 months and we have only had her for 4 days and I did think it looked odd but wondered if it was a trait as she has a brown face ..The instructor mentioned it could be the food that we have her on so we shall try the one that she recommended and I shall let you all know for future reference what the outcome is ... she also has an mot due at the vets tomorrow!... loving my little girl, even if it is tiring .. she has boundless energy!

May 10, 2011
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Whites of Eyes Red
by: Jennifer

Flo,
Our 5 mo old ESS, Chelsea has the same redness going on in the whites of her eyes. She has had this ever since we got her at 11 weeks. The redness is not all the time - I notice it after walks and playtime. The vet gave me antibiotics for an ear infection when I took her for her first wellness check, and said that the meds would take care of the eyes if it was some type of cold or infection. Since her eyes still get red, I'm inclined to think it has more to do with her being tired, being excited, or having allergies.

Apr 22, 2010
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red eyelids
by: Liz Duffy

Hi,
Our Brogue has had one eye which has looked red since we got her. She is ten months old now. We asked the vet about the red eye and he told us that this is normal. Dogs have three eyelids on each eye and sometimes if the fur around the dog's eye should've been white, the eyelid will be pink. Brogue's fur around her eyes is black, but somehow one eyelid appears pink. The other one is black. You will find as your pup gets older, the pink eyelid is not nearly so noticeable. You will likely have people ask you if your pup has something wrong with it's eyes, but just explain about the three eyelids and tell them one of them is pink. Hope this helps a little.

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