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Our dog has a pale excretion from her right. Can Animax

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Our dog has a pale green excretion from her right. Can Animax Ointment be used for her eye?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

No, Animax is NOT for use in eyes. You are correct to think that she likely needs a topical antibiotic, however. She will need medication specifically formulated for eyes prescribed to treat this issue.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Until you are able to get her to your regular vet, warm compresses with a towel will help her stay comfortable and avoid the discharge caking on her eyes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your quick response. What can we put in her eye? I use to work for an optometrist and ophthalmologists so I know there is specific meds.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Without being able to do a fluorescein stain, we cannot apply anything with a topical steroid. For empiric therapy of conjunctivitis in dogs, we generally choose neomycin/polymixin/bacitracin or gentamicin.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.