Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

Sluggish, with watery eyes and a little puss coming out of…

Customer Question
Sluggish, with watery eyes...

Sluggish, with watery eyes and a little puss coming out of one eye. Generally a happy golden retriever but she is sleeping more than normal and when awake she acts like the lights hurt her eyes

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the pus?

Nope, started being sluggish yesterday, not herself at all

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
10/10/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,823
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.
Verified

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you today! Please give me a few moments to respond and I will be back momentarily!

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am so sorry no one has assisted you yet today. My concern is that the eyes are not the primary issue with the buildup but there is something else causing the lethargy and potentially dehydration leading to the increased discharge in the eyes.

I can give you some basic guidelines for the eyes but if this persists please consider a veterinary exam. Especially if you are able to view the cornea and it is hazy/ blue or the eye seems swollen.

- Saline flush for contact lenses every 8-12 hours to flush the eye. Not solution but flush

- No rubbing! If there is no corneal ulceration this can create one but if there is one it can definitely exacerbate the tear and increase risk to the eye

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound to help relieve the itch and allow your pet to rest more comfortably but may cause further sedation and only use if she is rubbing her eyes

- A wet towel to wipe the eyes out then a moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide relief on an as needed basis

If flushing has not improved the eye then I would advise a veterinary exam to ensure there is not a corneal ulcer that requires medical therapy or another condition that is causing the eye to close due to pain along with causing the lethargy.

Indications your dog should be seen by your veterinarian include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today.

If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier and hope your dog is feeling a bit better since you asked your question

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr. Altman
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Altman Your Own Question
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,823
13,823 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.

Dr. Altman is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,113 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,059 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,021 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,303 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,991 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Our 5 yr old golden retriever is showing signs of hip pain.
Our 5 yr old golden retriever is showing signs of hip pain. We live in an apt building where we usually walk up the stairs. While he went down the stairs all right, he refused to go up. It is so painf… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,050 satisfied customers
I have an 8 month old golden retriever and I'm still
I have an 8 month old golden retriever and I'm still hesitating whether I should neuter my dog or not. Could you please help me with that?… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,720 satisfied customers
I have a new Golden Retriever puppy - 6 weeks old. What
I have a new Golden Retriever puppy - 6 weeks old. What brand of dog food do you recommend. Saw add for Trudog?? … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,303 satisfied customers
Our 12 year old golden retriever began vomiting about 6
Our 12 year old golden retriever began vomiting about 6 hours ago. He had refused food all day. He seemed to have lots of partially digested fog food which doesn't make sense since he hadn't eaten. He… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,479 satisfied customers
My 75 pound golden retriever swallowed 6 Ativan pills, while
My 75 pound golden retriever swallowed 6 Ativan pills, while we were gone … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
I BELIEVE OUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER ATE 1 MELOXICAM 15 MG THIS
I BELIEVE OUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER ATE 1 MELOXICAM 15 MG THIS MORNING THAT I DROPPED HE WEIGHS 75 POUNDS ?? … read more
Tamra Hunt
Tamra Hunt
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
24 satisfied customers
L 90 lb golden retriever is limping and appears to be in
l 90 lb golden retriever is limping and appears to be in pain. I work and did not get home until the vet closed. she was having difficulty walking. I gave her one half tablet lortab generic for hydroc… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My 2 year old Golden Retriever has a red eye and a slightly
Hello,My 2 year old Golden Retriever has a red eye and a slightly raised temperature. The red eye started yesterday. She doesn't seem lethargic and is eating normally.My Dad is having a heart procedur… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,050 satisfied customers
Elvis vomited fosmy6. Golden retriever. Probably stole
Probably stole something he shouldn't. Same kibble but he wouldn't eat it last night … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
My two golden retrievers ingested a container of Glandex
Hi. My two golden retrievers ingested a container of Glandex that was mostly full. I dont know which dog got more or if this is an emergency. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
I have a golden retriever about 10 yrs old. This afternoon
I have a golden retriever about 10 yrs old. This afternoon around 2:30pm he licked a poison cube about 3 licks before I caught him. Will that make him sick? … read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
364 satisfied customers
My five year old 80 pound golden retriever's eye is swollen
My five year old 80 pound golden retriever's eye is swollen shut. She was really itching her face and rubbing it on my couch and when I went to see what was wrong, I noticed the swelling. She also thr… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
My 10 month old golden retriever took a 5mg coumadin(blood
My 10 month old golden retriever took a 5mg coumadin(blood thinner) that my wife dropped. She's about 50lbs. Any problem with that … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
I have a beautiful 13 golden retriever, his is on Rimidaly
I have a beautiful 13 golden retriever, his is on Rimidaly 75 mg 2x daily and Furosemide 20mg 2x daily. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
Our golden retriever started with a sudden limp, and
Hi Dr. Our golden retriever started with a sudden limp, and difficulty getting from laying to standing. He will favor his back left leg but is still able to bear weight on it. This has happened before… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
My yorkie was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer on Monday. She
My yorkie was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer on Monday. She was given antibiotic ointment and atropine drops. She is also wearing a cone. We do not know the cause of her ulceration it happened almost … read more
Dr G
Dr G
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
54 satisfied customers
Golden retriever has lump under eye. It changes colour now
Golden retriever has lump under eye. It changes colour now and then and looks like it has a pimple dot in the middle. It does not bother him at all. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 10 year old Pekingese who developed corneal ulcers
I have a 10 year old Pekingese who developed corneal ulcers in both eyes. I have been taking her to her veterinarian every 2 weeks now for 7 weeks and he has prescribed adequan drops 3 times a day, bu… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,479 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x