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Help! Green stuff oozing from eye

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Parker has a green discharge (pretty significant amount) coming from one of his eyes- Has anyone had experience with this? If I relate this to humans, it sounds like conjunctivitis- but I have no idea with dogs. I made an appointment with the vet for tomorrow morning. One website I looked on said if it is green it can be extremely contagious and to be very careful with the discharge-it is some bacteria that does not respond to antibiotics- Sometimes getting information from the internet is not such a good idea!
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Lynn, it sounds like a bacterial infection. Try to separate your 2 dogs until it's been treated.

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WOW! Maryam you are absolutely right! I have had conjunctivitis so many times and it is VERY contagious! Though separating them is easier said then done. I work all day- my husband is home- I will pass this along to him. But they are so bonded- I will ,however, remind the vet tomorrow about this. I bet they have already exchanged the bacteria- They are always in each others face playing with one another. And of course, we can also get it from them!
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Lynn, I'm sure your Vet will tell you that too, but make sure you treat BOTH eyes, whether they both appear affected or not. I can imagine that both dogs are infected, so you probably will have to treat both dogs, just to be on the safe side. Pablo had a minor eye infection with a little pus coming out and he got Tobramycin drops for a day and it was all gone. Hope something similar will be the case for your dog(s).

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It sounds like an infection. Lincoln has had similar symptoms a few times before, but it has resolved on its own. I would clean the goop out of his eye and it eventually got better (within 3-5 days, I think).

If it doesn't get better though, you will need antibiotics. You may just want to go for the antibiotics sooner for peace of mind.

I hope Parker feels better soon!

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Ah yes! It all comes back to me- That's what I did with my eyes- and I kept washing and washing my hands all day long. I have to be careful with myself since I am particualry vulnerable- Though I have been on antibiotics for lyme. I am wondering if using Angels Eyes is somehow related to this- Parker has terrible tear staining which is much imporved from using Angel's Eyes.

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Hi Lynn,

Actually, Lincoln's brother is also on the Angel's Eyes for his tear staining. When we dogsat him, she forgot to bring it, and he did develop an eye infection after a few days of being off of it.

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Hope Parker gets all better soon and that he doesn't "share" it with anyone else!
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Aw, I am sorry you guys are having yucky eye syndrome. Hopefully it clears up and remember to wash everything a ton so it doesnt spread or come back.

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Hope Parker gets better soon.

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