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My dog was @ doggy daycare week. The next morning he was

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My dog was @ doggy daycare for a week. The next morning he was very lethargic & had a yellow discharge draining from both eyes.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. Are his eyes red or is he squinting? Any nasal drainage, coughing, or sneezing? Is he still eating well and active?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No red eyes or squinting. No nasal drainage or coughing or sneezing. He ate his brkfst. , but, is not active, just laying around.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Most likely he picked up a "cold," or upper respiratory tract infection from doggie day care.

It could just affect his eyes. If the drainage is yellow or green then he needs antibiotic eye drops.

His only symptoms may be his eyes.

This could also be an early stage of a cold and he may develop sneezing or coughing.

You can give him human benadryl to help a bit. 1 mg of benadryl, per each pound of dog, every 12 hours as needed. For example a 50 pound dog would take 50 mg of benadryl every 12 hours. Use the human kind.

A canine cold virus usually resolves in 7-10 days.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jean,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Gabby