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Watery, runny eye
I noticed Lola's eye getting watery/goopy on Saturday. It looked worse on Sunday & I was going to take her to the vet today, but seems better this morning....not totally better, but a slight improvement. She always has a little tear staining, but this is different. Its just one eye and its more goopy than her usual tearing, she seems to want to close it and blink more on that side when I try to look at it or when she's tired. I don't notice her trying to close it all the time, but its hard to tell with all her fur and that she moves around so much. I did a search for a thread on watery eyes and saw that Sheri's Tucker and Marj's Ricky had the same problem awhile ago. Did you take them to the vet, did it turn out to be nothing? Anyone else experience this?
I suppose it could be anything from a small irritation [maybe she got scratched at the dog park], or something got in her eye or even just allergies. But if its an infection, I'd prob need some eye drops from the vet. I'm a big worry wart, so of course starting thinking of all the things that could be wrong.....like eyelid distichiasis.
I hate to run off to the vet for every little thing. After reading Sheri's thread on the same issue, it seems like Tucker & Ricky were fine without a vet trip. My vet's office probably already thinks I'm crazy for taking her in when she was sneezing a few weeks ago [which ending up going away on its own].