Dog eye irritation / redness & excess tearing
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
A few weeks ago I noticed a dark spot around our dog's right eye (it seems to be from excessive tearing, like her eye keeps watering). She already has cataracts but in that same eye a reddish/orange tint has formed.
She has diabetes (receives 9 units of insulin twice a day) and is pretty much blind. I think she is still able to distinguish shadows but she often runs into things & I would not be surprised if this is trauma induced. The "dark spot" (which again I think is from moisture) will come & go.
The color of her eye is concerning. She does seem to have some discomfort, sometimes rubbing it and sometimes winking excessively, like when a person has something in their eye. She is almost twelve years old. I hope that covers everything.
I know taking her to the vet would be the best option and I'm sure is what will probably end up happening, but my parents are currently stressed on income and fear another large veterinarian bill. If there is any help you could offer it would be greatly greatly appreciated.
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