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Old March 15th, 2010, 05:47 PM
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My 4 and 1/2 month old Bernese Mountain Dog has been getting bloodshot eyes for the last month. Mostly in the evening. My vet said to make sure I was giving her a large breed puppy food and to give her some calcium pills but this hasn't been helping. They don't seem to bother her but she is tiered a lot, but then she is growing too. My vet wasn't to concerned but I keep wondering if I should be.
She should be checked for entropion (lids curve inward causing eyelashes to irritate the eye) which is pretty common in berners. That will cause bloodshot eyes. If it's bad it requires surgery, if it's mild they usually suggest to leave it alone.

DO NOT give your berner calcium pills. I'm not sure why your vet suggested that. Excess calcium can cause growth problems in large breed dogs. Where is your breeder? They should be available to ask some of these questions...
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