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my 3 year old lab has been waking up in the mornings with white

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my 3 year old lab has been waking up in the mornings with white globs in his eyes
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Hello,
This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help Gus.
How long has he had this problem?
Is he sneezing or having nasal discharge?
Are his eyes red or seem irritated?
How much does he weigh?
Does he take any medications or have other medical conditions?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago


hes had it for a couple weeks


no sneezing or nasal discharge


eye lids may be a little red


80 pounds


no medications or conditions

Thank you for answering my questions. An eye infection is possible, especially if the drainage turns to a green or yellow color or his eyes start to look irritated or reddened. Another possibility is allergies. It is common for dogs to develop an allergy to something outdoors. You could try giving him 50 mg of benadryl before bed time and see if that helps stop the drainage. It may make him a little sleepy. Benadryl can be given every 8 hours if needed. You can also flush his eyes with saline solution and they may help some. If the symptoms or persist or worsen then have him seen by your veterinarian.
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I'm just following up on our conversation about Gus. How is everything going?

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