Red painful eyes

From Olivia with dog Genieveive
Breed: English springer spaniel

Pet Symptoms:

  • Red eyes
  • Third eyelid showing and covering 1/3 of the eyes
  • Dropping eyelids
  • Lazy eye


Dabbing eye with warm water.

Our Advice:

Thank you for your email. The symptoms you describe can be a sign of a painful eye – for example due an scratch to the eye’s surface or a foreign body such as a grass seed in the eye. Some of the symptoms you describe can also be seen with a neurological condition called Horner’s syndrome. I suggest that you make an appointment to take Genevieve to your local vet to be checked over – eye conditions can progress very quickly and can result in the eye having to be removed.