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Causes and Treatments for Dog Eye Discharge


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Epiphora or Excessive Tearing in the Eye

Causes and Treatments for Dog Eye Discharge

You may see that your dogs’ discharge is watery or clear. They may be tear and have a funny smell. They can also stain the skin or lead to a skin infection. This can be due to allergies, inflammation, tumors, or ulcers in the cornea. Some dog breeds have an imperfect tear duct which will lead to tears running down their face or stain.

To treat this condition the vet will have to determine what is bothering their eyes. They may give some antibiotics or steroids if the tear ducts seem to be inflamed.

If there is damage to the cornea topical treatment may be prescribed. If there is an obstruction then surgery may be needed.



Dry Eyes

Causes and Treatments for Dog Eye Discharge

Humans tend to get dry eyes and the same is true for dogs. This condition is known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or more commonly dry eye. The dog cannot produce tears which leads to a buildup of mucus and inflammation. This can be painful if the eye becomes irritated and it can lead to inflammation.

The inflammation in the dog’s eye is common so it is important to pay close attention to the eye. If the dog stops eating or if the eye becomes red it is time to take the dog to the vet.

The vet will often recommend artificial tears to help the dog. If there is an infection stronger drops will be used.


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