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Ask the Vet About Dry Eye (KCS) in Dogs and Cats

Dry Eye (KCS)
Symptoms & Diagnosis
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Ask the Vet About Dry Eye (KCS) in Dogs
MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Jan 28, 2020
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Medicine

Question:Do you sell vetropolycin? How much it cost?

Answer:Yes, it looks like a 3.5 gram tube is $34.55. Here is a link to the product: https://www.1800petmeds.com/B.N.P.+Triple+Antibiotic+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10291.html

Date: Jan 21, 2020
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Blinking With One Eye

Question:My 5 month old kitten keeps blinking his left eye much more than his right and is squinting a lot on the left. Is this something I need to take him to the vet for or is there a home remedy I can do if he is uncomfortable?

Answer:Cat conjunctivitis is hard to treat with anything over-the-counter. He will need a prescription product from your veterinarian if it continues or worsens like this: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Terramycin+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10190.html

Date: Jan 18, 2020
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Eye Infection

Question:My cat seems to have a scratch or something on his face next to his eye and now his eye is starting to leak a clear fluid. But I noticed this morning his other eye is start to do it too. Is this an eye infection? Can I treat it with OTC medication?

Answer:OTC medication and human medication don't help much with cat conjunctivitis. They usually need a prescription like this medication: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Terramycin+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10190.html

Date: Jan 13, 2020
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Little girls eye is bloodshot

Question:I dont have a vehical to get to the vet and Im worried about my dog. She left to Louisville to get spaded, but shes only ever left my side one time and the people that had her bring her back because she wined the whole time. But when she got back her eye was bloodshot in one side of her right eye. What can I do to help her?

Answer:I would need to examine her to see what you are talking about and/or run some tests on her eye, so see your veterinarian for a recheck if it continues or worsens.

Date: Dec 28, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Dry eyes

Question:My dog was placed on cyclosporine 0.2%/tacrolimus 0.02% mixture. It works ok but is there something more petmeds sells that would work better?

Answer:Optimmune works well - here is a link to read about it, with the price: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Optimmune+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10162.html

Date: Dec 26, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Fast breathing and red eye

Question:Hello, my dog is an Australian chihuahua and she had just given birth to two puppies (I'm not really sure if that's significant or not so I added it here). I've recently noticed that one of her eyes is red but only the top half and she is breathing at a fast pace, which is about 48 times per minute. I'm not sure if I should take her in to a vet as I dont have a veterinarian doctor and my mother doesn't really believe in going to them. I'm not sure if I need to buy her any eyedrops or if it's an emergency which in that case I will take her to a vet. Her eyelid is kinda swollen and she is tearing up. I am not sure if there is discharge as there is no aroma, but her eye does tend to get crusty. Help please. If there is an emergency as this question is posted, I will most likely be at the vet.

Answer:I can't tell what is going on with her from what you describe so seeing a veterinarian and having her examined is ideal.

Date: Dec 26, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Pet meds

Question:I am having a problem filling my pup, Shaggy's Gentocin Durafilm. Apparently it is a nationwide shortage. None of the crossover medications do not work. I usually get the Gentocin Durafilm in a 5ml bottle. My question is, does it come in a larger bottle when not in shortage status?

Answer:I have only ever seen the 5ml bottle - contact the manufacturer (Merck) to know for sure.

Date: Dec 26, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Eyes

Question:My dog had to dry eyes what type of medication can I get over the counter

Answer:Over-the-counter medication doesn't work anywhere near as well as prescription (Optimmune) but you can try a product like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Optixcare+Eye+Lube+Plus-prod12295.html

Date: Dec 22, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Help me

Question:Good morning I am very concerned right now with my dog. He is 10 yrs old n has dry eye. I have seen some pictures on how this can get. My vet has gave my Cyclosporine 1% Ophth Sch I have ordered Petalive eye heal reading that it will help any advice you can give me he does not let me put this product in his eye n I see its getting worse. Thank you for your help.

Answer:I usually use an ointment - they tolerate ointments a little better than drops, in general, but he's going to have to let you get something in there. This is the ointment that I usually use: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Optimmune+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10162.html

Date: Dec 14, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Red eyes with discharge

Question:Hi, my question is, my dogs eyes have been looking pinkish lately with one of her eyes with a greenish/yellowish discharge. They dont seem to bother her at all. She doesnt paw at them or anything. What could this possibly be? Thanks.

Answer:Often it will be allergic conjunctivitis, but it can be other things. If you are seeing yellow, green discharge, that is a secondary infection and will ideally need to see your veterinarian for prescription medication that works really quickly and well. Until you can get her there you can try something over-the-counter that may help it feel better, like this product: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Puralube+Vet+Ointment-prod1621.html

Date: Dec 7, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My dog's left eye.

Question:I want to know what can cause my dog's left eye to go up ward where all we see is the white part but she's having trouble opening her eye up all the way .her eye is not dry.

Answer:I would have to examine her to really help you - I can't really tell what is going on from what you describe - could be many things (allergic conjunctivitis vs some neurologic condition vs something else entirely). See your veterinarian if it continues or worsens.

Date: Nov 21, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: eye ointment

Question:My dog was hit by a car and is blind in one eye.It is very dry and has amild discharge, no infection. What can I put in hereye?

Answer:I would need to see her and run some tests on her to really give you good advice. Have your veterinarian test her tear production - if it is low, the best medication is probably Optimmune.

Date: Nov 17, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: 8 month old female cat

Question:My 8 month old cat, Noodle, seems to be having a problem with her left eye. It appears to be a little larger around this eye than the other and it gets watery and she blinks and closes it a lot; kind of like slow long blinks or she has it half way open. Is there any information you may have about this? Thank you.

Answer:That sounds like conjunctivitis. Have your veterinarian confirm this if it worsens or doesn't improve- Terramycin is probably the best medication for it and it requires a prescription. Here is a link to it if you would like to read about it, with the price: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Terramycin+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10190.html

Date: Nov 9, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Prescription

Question:I have a prescription for NPD ophthalmic rye drops. Do you carry this?

Answer:Yes - here is a link to the product, with the price: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Neo+Poly+Dex+Ophthalmic-prod10184.html

Date: Nov 8, 2019
Category: Dry Eye
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Right eye has discharge

Question:My dogs right eye has discharge

Answer:Establishing why he has discharge is ideal - there are many possible causes (corneal ulcer, allergic conjunctivitis, KCS, etc etc.) - all of these are treated differently so see your veterinarian for a diagnosis so you can treat the problem appropriately.


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