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My dog is having a green discharge from one eye. It is in the corner of the eye and about the size of a tear. What can I do to treat this condition? It just started today.
A green discharge does indicate infection. Your dog may be developing conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. You can clean the pus off your dog's eye with a warm washcloth. You can also flush your dog's eye with sterile saline solution like contact lens wearer’s use. 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. Sometimes Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment is used for these problems.
You can read more about canine conjunctivitis here. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1606&articleid=251
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 conjunctivitis. Underlying conditions that can cause conjunctivitis is KCS (dry eye, insufficient tear production, upper respiratory diseases such as kennel cough. Usually with respiratory infections there will also 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.
I'd try and be seen tomorrow since we are coming up on a weekend and treatment on the weekend would be costly. I hope this information is helpful to you.