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dog has runny eyes and cough

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dog has runny eyes and cough
Submitted: 6 years ago via dog-illnesses.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 years ago.

It sounds like this may just be allergies causing the signs. We can see allergic conjunctivitis and a dry hacking cough from irritation in the back of the throat.

The best treatment is going to be with a topical steroid eye drop like neo-poly-dex +/- antibiotics or cough suppressants.

If you want to treat from home, you can try there:
1. Benadryl- give 1 mg per lb every 6-8 hours for the ocular discharge
2. Robitussin DM- give 1/4 teaspoon every 8-12 hours as needed for coughing.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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