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DateNov 22, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
TopicWeeping eye
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Question:

My dog’s eyes are weeping white goo. What can it be? Thank You

Answer:

Usually it is from the Fall/Autumn allergens swirling around right now. If it is mild, just rinsing with human eye normal saline (like contact wearers use) can help. If it is a little worse, an over-the-counter eye gel like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html Then if it doesn't, seeing your veterinarian for an official diagnosis and stronger prescription medications may be necessary.

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DateNov 15, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
TopicPannus
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Question:

Which is a better treamtment or are they the same? Should I use Cyclosporine or Prednisolone in drops for my 4 yr old shepard.

Answer:

We usually start with just a steroid (like pred drops) and then add cyclosporine if they continue to have problems/progress. Here is a good article, written by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist, about Pannus, including treatment: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=6292624

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DateOct 30, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
TopicChihuahua eye
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About a year ago my Chihuahua had an eye infection and they gave me Cipro flaxen ophthalmic drops and something else that was an antibiotic also drop but I can’t remember what it was. I need to order something can you recommend something for me for her Ieye

Answer:

Usually it is from the Fall/Autumn allergens swirling around right now. If it is mild, just rinsing with human eye normal saline (like contact wearers use) can help. If it is a little worse, an over-the-counter eye gel like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html Then if it doesn't, a veterinarian that has met her face to face would have to approve a prescription medication like Ciprofloxicin.

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DateOct 28, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
Topiceye infection
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Can a dog get pink eye? My pup has a red eye with some discharge in the inside corner

Answer:

Usually it is from the Fall/Autumn allergens swirling around right now. If it is mild, just rinsing with human eye normal saline (like contact wearers use) can help. If it is a little worse, an over-the-counter eye gel like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html Then if it doesn't, seeing your veterinarian for an official diagnosis and stronger prescription medications may be necessary.

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DateSep 11, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
TopicEyelid mass
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My dog Bentley has a wart looking bump on his eyelid on the opposite side of his tear duct and now he has a little bump forming under his eye it looks sort of like warts to me but I need to know what to put on it and what y'all's advice is thanks

Answer:

That sounds like a meibomian cyst, which is a common eyelid tumor of dogs. They are almost always benign. If it is not bothering the dog at all and your veterinarian feels it is benign, leaving it alone and doing nothing is an option. Surgical removal is the only thing that makes them go away. Here is a good article about these eyelid masses, written by another veterinarian, from a site that I trust: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=10194756

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DateSep 9, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
TopicMy dog eye
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My dog has a red eye with yellow eye boogers coming out of it about six times a day what's wrong with her and where can I get medicine for her

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This will often be secondary to allergic conjunctivitis, although there are other possibilities. When it is mild, just rinsing with human eye normal saline (like contact wearers use) can help. Use ~4-6 times daily for best results. Hers sounds a little worse, so an over-the-counter eye gel like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html Apply 3 times daily for best results. Then if it doesn't, seeing your veterinarian for an official diagnosis and stronger prescription medications may be necessary. They would need to stain her eye to be sure the cornea is not scratched to start prescription medication that contains a steroid.

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DateAug 26, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet TypeDog
TopicBlind in right eye/ gets extremely dried out
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Are there any eyedrops specifically that I can use to moisten her eye??

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Prescription medications, that your veterinarian would need to approve will work better, like Optimmune (https://www.1800petmeds.com/Optimmune+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10162.html). An over-the-counter gell like this one may help if that isn't immediately an option: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html

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DateJul 11, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
TopicEyes that run
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My pug has a lot of tears that puts his corner of the eyes dirty

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Having your veterinarian run some tests to be sure there isn't an underlying medical problem (like allergic conjunctivitis, dry eye, etc.) is ideal. If it is just normal tear staining, Angel Eyes probably helps the most. Here is a link to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Angels%27+Eyes+Natural+Tear+Stain+Soft+Chews-prod11566.html

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DateJul 1, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
TopicDry eyes and hard licks in the eyes
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It a Shitzu with 10 years and have eye problems What do you recomend

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Since you categorized this question under "dry eye", I'm going to assume that has been official diagnosed by your veterinarian - if not, go ahead and be sure that is what you are actually treating. Optimmune to the gold standard of treatment. Here is a link to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Optimmune+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10162.html Then here is our article about treatment options for dry eye: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dry-eye-treatment-dog-cat-28.html

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DateJun 19, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
TopicEye problem
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Hi! Less than a month ago my dog was attacked and bitten around her eye area and had to get surgery on the affected eye. During the past week, I’ve noticed that her eyes look quite sunken and her third eyelid is showing more than usual. Other than that, her behaviour and appetite etc is all normal. Just wondering how serious this would be since I’m avoiding going to the vet nowadays due to COVID.

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With something like this, as you can imagine, I would really need to see her to determine how severe of an issue it might be, so have the veterinarian that originally saw her and did the surgery recheck her.

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DateJun 7, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
Topiceye problems
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on one eye it seems like dry tiny scabs along the lower eyelid.

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I would really need to see the eye and probably run some quick tests on it to be able to tell what is going on (there are many possibilities) so see your veterinarian if it continues or worsens.

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DateJun 3, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
TopicMedication
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Do you carry tacrolimus aq .03. Cost if you do

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Yes, here is a direct link to it with the prices: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Tacrolimus+Compounded-prod90180.html

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DateMay 16, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
Topicwatery eye
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My dog recently started having a watery eye.

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Often it is from the Spring allergens swirling around right now. If it is mild, just rinsing with human eye normal saline (like contact wearers use) can help. If it is a little worse, an over-the-counter eye gel like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html Then if it doesn't, seeing your veterinarian for an official diagnosis and stronger prescription medications may be necessary.

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DateApr 22, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
TopicDogs eyes water alot
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What can I do for my dogs eyes. They always have eye gunk. He is a lab

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Usually it is from the Spring allergens swirling around right now. If it is mild, just rinsing with human eye normal saline (like contact wearers use) can help. If it is a little worse, an over-the-counter eye gel like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html Then if it doesn't, seeing your veterinarian for an official diagnosis and stronger prescription medications may be necessary.

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DateApr 17, 2021
CategoryDry Eye
Pet Typenull
Topicbest remedy for dry eye
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Question:

what to use for my dogs' dry eyes

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If your veterinarian has diagnosed true "dry eye", prescription Optimmune is the gold standard of treatemnt: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Optimmune+Ophthalmic+Ointment-prod10162.html. For mildly red, inflammed eyes, this over-the-counter product may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/I-DROP+Vet+Gel-prod12622.html

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