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How could he go from a mature slightly heavy dog to this

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How could he go from a mature slightly heavy dog to this (see photo) in just 10 days?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is it possible for him to aquire hepatitis c from me? The vet noticed a little yellow in his ears and gums but his eyes are white. He has been producing excess mucus from his eyes but just a little bit. He was tearing up and it was putting salty marks down his face. Please help Russell
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Hello Russell, Dr. Peter here again. Dogs do not get Hepatitis C from humans.
The weight loss is common with diseases like liver disease, diabetes, etc. as we discussed before.
The increase mucus production in the eyes could be a reflection of being systemically ill. Or, he could have another problems in the eyes like Dry Eye (KCS). This what you can do for his eyes:
1- Pick up in your local pharmacy eye wash and irrigate eyes; clean with a moist gauze.
2- After flushing and cleaning apply over the counter tear supplements.
3- Do the above 3-6 times a day.
4- As long as you keep the eye lubricated as above you will not see mucus.
5- The day he is to see your family veterinarian do Not flush or clean the eyes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, Russell.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
You're welcome.