Red Bumps Around Canine's Eye

by Perry
(Baltimore, MD)

Reader Question: What Can Cause Red Bumps Around A Dog's Eye?

Please help. My dog has these red dry bumps around right eye. On the brow. And below also. Just like a little patch of red bumps. Please see what you can do in helping me answer this. If you need any more information you can ask me via email - Or you can yahoo messenger me my name is -perryjoe79 again it is a dry small patch of red bumps on the right eye brow. And the same on the lower part of eye, on fur. Thank you so much for your help and consideration to this matter.

Veterinarian Responds To Reader Question Regarding Red Bumps Surrounding Canine's Eye


Many conditions can cause symptoms like the ones you describe, including allergies, bacterial or fungal infections, autoimmune disorders, microscopic parasites, and more. I’m afraid the only way to narrow down the possible causes is to have a veterinarian perform a physical exam and probably run a few diagnostic tests.

Unless the problem is obvious just by looking (e.g., a flea infestation), I generally start by running a fungal culture to rule out ringworm, skin scrapings to check for sarcoptic or demodectic mange mites, and skin cytology to diagnose any infections. Sometimes advanced diagnostic tests like skin biopsies or allergy testing are necessary before a veterinarian can give you a definitive diagnosis.

Best of luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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