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Dogs with runny eyes. What do you do?

Poor little Bella has runny eyes all the time. I keep a kleenex around so I can keep them wipe off around them and her nose. Is there something out there that helps with this?

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Could tiny hairs be poking her in the eye? I remember someone posting about that in another thread. If I see it I try to wet the hair and make it lie down, doesn't always work but I try.

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Dogs can have to cold too...with the same symptons as humans. Rinning eyes and nose.

BUT rinning nose and eyes can also be a sign of Canine distemper virus. Have she had her shots????

If you are just talking about rinning eyes, I would check if she have hair coming in her eyes and make them irritated. Also the tearcanals can be ducked and need to be rinsed.

There is a lot of threads here about rinning eyes...just make a seartch on the subjekt. But if you also have a rinning nose, that can indicate someting els.

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Bella is a baby and has had a persistent case of worms and fleas if I remember correctly?

Has your vet really checked her over thoroughly? How far along is she with her vaccinations and how are things going on getting rid of the worms & fleas? If your vet hasn't got this under control yet (I believe you stated previously she has had 2 worm treatments), I would quite honestly be looking for a different vet. Has he done fecal swabs to identify exactly what type of worms? I'm concerned that all of this is related.

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Bella is a baby and has had a persistent case of worms and fleas if I remember correctly?

Has your vet really checked her over thoroughly? How far along is she with her vaccinations and how are things going on getting rid of the worms & fleas? If your vet hasn't got this under control yet (I believe you stated previously she has had 2 worm treatments), I would quite honestly be looking for a different vet. Has he done fecal swabs to identify exactly what type of worms? I'm concerned that all of this is related.
I would guess it's related as well. It could be a reaction to the fleas. Lots of small dogs have allergies to flea bites.
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You also said in the other thread that you used a flea shampoo on her. Did she have runny eyes prior to this? I have seen fleas get into the eyes of a dog trying to escape the shampoo or a topical spray. This can create a situation where they are initially running because of the irritation, but if the flea dies down in the corner of the eye, it can actually create an infection.

It could be something simple as an allergy, but it could be something more serious as well.

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The runny eyes probably also cause tear staining. I use Tylosin that is the active ingredient of Angel Eyes. You can buy it on line for a lot less than in the stores.
I give Cierra a scoop "every day".


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The runny eyes probably also cause tear staining. I use Tylosin that is the active ingredient of Angel Eyes. You can buy it on line for a lot less than in the stores.
I give Cierra a scoop "every day".

Tylan wouldn't be a good thing to try at this point for staining since the pup is so young. It's an antibiotic and can cause discolorization of the teeth.
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I agree with Christy.

Also, it wouldn't be a good idea to give an antibiotic now while the puppy is already undergoing treatment for out-of-control fleas and worms; the meds could interact with each other, and it could at the least, be hard on the pup's system.

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Indiscriminate antibiotic use is also what leads to eventual mutation of bacteria and anti-biotic resistance. Never something you want to risk, even with something as seemingly innocuous as tear staining.

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