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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Are his eyes red or is he squinting? Any nasal drainage, coughing, or sneezing? Is he still eating well and active?
Most likely he picked up a "cold," or upper respiratory tract infection from doggie day care.
It could just affect his eyes. If the drainage is yellow or green then he needs antibiotic eye drops.
His only symptoms may be his eyes.
This could also be an early stage of a cold and he may develop sneezing or coughing.
You can give him human benadryl to help a bit. 1 mg of benadryl, per each pound of dog, every 12 hours as needed. For example a 50 pound dog would take 50 mg of benadryl every 12 hours. Use the human kind.
A canine cold virus usually resolves in 7-10 days.
Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?