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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 5 month old golden doodle has very sore eye. He has been

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my 5 month old golden doodle has very sore eye. He has been in good health. He is about 45 pounds. I have attached a picture.
Submitted: 11 months ago via Dog-Health-Guide.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Thank you but the pic didn't attach. You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if that icon is visible) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com. If you continue to have trouble,***@******.*** can help you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Here is the picture
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Thank you. It's a bit out of focus but I can see a conjunctivitis. What I can't see, however, is if Rudy's cornea (the clear window of his eye) is involved. A conjunctivitis rarely indicates an emergency. Cornea damage - abrasions, ulceration, laceration - should be attended to at your earliest convenience. Is there any reason to believe that Rudy had been traumatized - scratched by a cat, ran through brush outside, etc?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could it get really bad or not
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Yes, eyes can go south in a hurry. I recommend that eye problems be attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience.