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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Watery eye...do Havs get colds?

Tucker has had a runny, slightly goopy eye for a couple of days. It's clear, doesn't look irritated. Do dogs get simple colds that just run their course, or is this something I need to take him in to the vet for?

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Hi Sheri, they don't get the same viruses as humans. Ie. they can't catch a cold from us. Here is an article http://www.dog-health-guide.org/dogcoldsymptom.html

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Funny timing, Sheri. I groomed Ricky this afternoon and noticed his left eye is watery, gunky and a little swollen on the lower lid. I have no idea what it could be in his case. I put a bit of polysporin for eyes and will see what it looks like tomorrow. When I clear the hair away to try and get a good look, Ricky blinks a lot, as if too much light might be bothering him. I dunno.... strange!




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Well, Tucker is no worse tonight, anyway. I'll see how he looks tomorrow.

Hmmm, Marj, hope Ricky is better tomorrow!

Dave, I didn't think dogs and humans would get the same viruses. I'll look at your link now. Thanks!

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It seems that Ricky's eye is only a bit better today. Not as goopy or crusty or swollen. We'll have to see how he is tomorrow. Doesn't seem to bother him in the least though. .. and Tucker?




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I keep terramycin around the house just in case..It usually resolves goopy eyes before they get a chance to get infected.

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Marj, sorry Ricky isn't all better! Tucker is much improved...he maybe has a bit more moistness than normal, but pretty much back to normal.

Now I'm watching what appears to be a pimple or bug bite at the 9 o'clock area to his anus. Could be plugged? But it seems too high, and I just had the vet empty it a week and a half ago...

If it isn't one thing it's another!

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I finally saw what caused Ricky's eye to get all gunky and swollen. There was a tiny cut in his lower eyelid. It could have been caused by the kitten, outdoors on a branch... who knows? His eye was very red so I hadn't seen the cut until two days ago, when it appeared more pink and healthier. It is still slightly swollen and some crusty gunk is still there, but nothing like before. What I'm concerned about now, is the loss of pigment on this eye rim. It's not all black anymore, but splotchy pink and black.

Does anyone know if this is permanent? Should I still get it checked, although it's obviously on the mend? Today the cut hardly shows.




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Marg, I would , it' s always better to check it out. Hope it's nothing but better to be safe.

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Oh, my! Hope he's all right...! Poor Ricky.

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