Q. Just gave our 13 year old pit/ridgeback his Saturday look over and noticed that his sclera (whites of his eyes) are red. No ulcers/discharge.??
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Ulcers can be hidden well, a flurecin test should always be performed before starting eye drops (especially containing steroids).
Red sclera is a sign of conjunctivitis, it could be an infection or an allergic reaction. The best thing would be to go to the vet, make sure there isn't any damage to the eye and then your vet can prescribe you eye drops containing both antibiotics and steroid, it will treat both options (infection or allergy).