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My dogs goopy eyes

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My 3 year old English Pointer has a white dischjarge coming from his eyes every morning and throughout the day. He is otherwise healthy and active. What could it be? Can I treat it at home with a remedy? It's been around for a couple weeks now.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
It may be a case of allergies because things are blooming right now. I would clean them with plain saline and a soft cloth. Should it get worse...he start squinting or it start looking green or yellow then a vet visit is needed.
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: I was told that dogs didn't get allergies, were they wrong? He did start the goopy eyes when the pine trees around our house started putting off their yellow pollen. So, as long as it doesn't change colors from off white to green or yellow we should be ok for now? It doesn't seem to bother him.
Thanks
Shari
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 Shari,


Dogs most definately get allergies (even to cats!)...of all kinds! Keep the eyes rinsed with the saline and if active rubbing or further irritation occurs,  take the dog to a vet!


DR.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: Thank you so much for clearing that up for me!
You are awesome~
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: Thanks so much! You've been very helpful!
Shari
Expert:  ZooCVT replied 11 years ago.
 You are quite welcome...good luck to you and your pup!

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