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Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by vanessaw200, Sep 2, 2013.


  1. vanessaw200

    vanessaw200 PetForums Junior

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    My dog has very gloopy eyes, he's eye is full of mucous/gloop that I clean it every morning, sometimes it's so bad that his eye looks like it got a covering over it. His eye looks like it's swimming in mucous sometimes.

    I know that dogs can get grotty eyes ie as a saying I've heard before, get bogey eyes

    A vet job or wait and see??
     
  2. zedder

    zedder PetForums VIP

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    Vet asap id say.
     
  3. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion Banned

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    I would never wait and see, I either treat mild conjunctivitis myself, or take them to the vets if I don't think it's something that will clear up with a milder treatment, and that they may need something a bit stronger, ie prescription medicine.
     
  4. TangoTerrierist

    TangoTerrierist PetForums Junior

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    I've had a dog with conjunctivitis before. It was straight to the vets and all that was needed was a few days of eye drops and all was well.

    I'd never leave an eye untreated. The potential for damage to the eye/vision is too great.
     
  5. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    Its worth taking him and getting it checked could be something simple but dogs can suffer from dry eye, meaning that they don't produce enough tears, to wash away debris and bacteria and keep the eye moist enough. That in turn can lead to gunky eyes and persistent or re-occurring eye infections.

    Its a simple enough test takes a few minutes in the surgery to test his tear production is adequate. Some breeds do tend to suffer with it more then others too.
     
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