Eye problems!

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  1. neamhni

    neamhni New Member

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    The past two days Jumbo's had some clear/white eye goop collecting in the corners of his eyes, but it happens sometimes when he wakes up, so i didn't think anything of it. First thing this morning, he looked like one of his eyes was a little droopy and red. As the day has progressed, they've both gotten really red and now he's blinking a lot.

    Other than that he seems fine- eating, drinking and pooping fine, cold/wet nose, ears not overly warm. He's got as much energy as usual. Occasionally i see him rub an eye with his paw, but other than that he seems fine.

    Allergies? We've had him less than a year (he's only a year old) so we don't know what he's like in all seasons yet.

    i'm thinking to give it a day or two and if it doesn't clear up, take him to the vet. It's got to be either a cold or allergies, right? And it seems more like allergies than anything else. A little Benadryl?

    Any insight would be helpful, thanks!
     
  2. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    If the dog is blinking the eye, it could very well be a sign of pain. I suggest a visit to the vet.
     
  3. neamhni

    neamhni New Member

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    Okay, thanks.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    I would watch a dog rubbing even a little with paws. They can cause trauma induced eye problems. Generally rubbing is also a sign of discomfort and pain.
     
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    It sounds like he may have an eye infection.. POSSIBLY allergies.

    Eye problems are nothing to wait on. I'd get him into the vet as soon as you can.
     

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