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My dog has discharge from both eye's?

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My dog has discharge from both eye's?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

How old and which breed is your dog, please? When both eyes are discharging I consider an allergic or irritant conjunctivitis, a failure to produce enough tears, or perhaps abnormalities associated with the eyelids or eyelashes if this has been a chronic problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dog is a rescuer German Shepard and Akita 8 months old. We have him about a month. Discharge just started yesterday green eye boogers. I put visine in yesterday and it has helped. Slight discharge today
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. It's best to avoid products containing decongestants such as Visine because although they can "get the red out" they can mask serious disorders by doing so. Consider an over the counter ophthalmic antihistamine such as Zaditor (ketotifen) instead at an adult dose. Be sure to clean away any discharge prior to administering the drops. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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