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My dog has one very red and goopy eye. Can I use

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My dog has one very red and goopy eye. Can I use human eye drops?

If sounds as if your dog has developed conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye.

You can clean the pus off your dog's eye with a warm washcloth. Your vet will have to be consulted in order to get some medicine for your dog. Frequently an antibiotic eye drop is given for this condition. Until you see the vet, you may use sterile saline solution such as contact lens wearers use to rinse the eye out.

You can read more about canine conjuctivitis here.

Canine conjunctivitis is a common eye problem. It can happen by itself or indicate an underlying problem. Finding the underlying problem can prevent future bouts with conjuctivitis. Underlying conditions that can cause conjunctivitis is KCS (dry eye, insufficient tear production, upper respiratory diseases such as kennel cough. Ususally with respiratory infections there will als be coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. Conjunctivitis can also be cause by a foreign object in the eye or chronic irritation from a development problem of the eyelid and lashes where the lashes rub constantly against the cornea.
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