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she has yellowish green discharge from her eye her nose is

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she has yellowish green discharge from her eye her nose is dry and she acting like she doesnt feel well
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Digher and she just turned 4
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Dig'her
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: she has her booster shots a month ago so she is all caught up on them is there something i can do to treat her eye at home it started yesterday
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what can i do right now to help her
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help with this concern about Dig'her.

Please give me a few minutes to type back a response for you. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 months ago.

It sounds as if she might have an infection in her eye or conjunctivitis or it might just be a little irritated. If she's keeping the eye closed or squinting with it, then she may have a scratch or injury to her cornea but regardless, the following is what I'd suggest:

1. You can apply a warm wash cloth or warm (not hot) tea bag to the eye/area for about 5-10 minutes which may provide relief. This can be repeated 2-3 times a day if you'd like.

2. You can gently rinse the eye with over the counter saline solution which should be available at most human pharmacies. You don't want to use the contact lens solution, though.

3. There are a number of acceptable human, otc ophthalmic preparations which will be acceptable to use; however, none will contain antibiotics since these would have to be prescribed by a vet.

The Systane products which are listed can be used in dogs, but the ones with vasoconstrictors, such as naphazoline should be avoided. These products are labeled as "taking the red out" or for "red eye".

Genteal PM
Refresh PM
Tears Naturale Nighttime
Systane Nighttime

Systane Ultralubricant sterile eye drops
Soothe Nighttime
Advanced Eye Relief Nighttime
Hypotears ointment
Akwa Tears ointment

I recommend treating 3 times a day

If the eye looks worse in any way or there's no improvement within a few days, then a vet visit may be wise.

I hope this helps, Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 months ago.

Hello again,

I'm just following up on Dig'her. How are things going with her eye? Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 months ago.

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

Dr. Deb