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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
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My Maltese has white mucous drainage comin from etes, It's

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My Maltese has white mucous drainage comin from etes
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?
Customer: It's draining out of both. Eyes
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 5 years
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bonnie is a maltese
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bonnie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 months ago.

My name is***** am a UC Davis graduate, former Medical Director of a corporate practice, and currently a owner of a veterinary hospital.

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I am currently working on my response to your question. It may take just a few minutes. Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 months ago.

Well, eye discharge must be taken seriously. Some pets, can have a chronic mild watery discharge, which is not necessarily indicative of a problem. But if it is not typical for Bonnie to have discharge, and now there is a whitish mucoid discharge, that could suggest a problem like a conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) condition, or possibly injury to the eyes like a corneal scratch.

This is well worth a vet visit, where the vet may recommend one or two basic tests of the eyes. One test is a simple eye stain test.

Also, the might suggest a simple tear production test to see how much normal tears are being made. These tests would dictate what medication to help resolve the problem.

In the meantime, I would not try flushing the eyes with anything. Just gentle cleaning with facial tissue and water to wipe away discharge buildup.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 month ago.

I hope everything is going okay?

May I be of any further help?

Dr. Andy