my dog has green eye discharge - could this just be a cold?

Asked by Member 609575 on Mar 19th 2008 in Health & Wellness
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If it is green or yellow in color, chances are the dog has an eye infection. Normal eye crust which results from irritation is usually clear, but dries a rusty dark brown color.

Any geen tint or yellow color is usually a sign of infection.

The vet can give you some easy to apply eye drops to clear the infection. Make sure you use the entire prescribed doseage since most dogs have a vast improvement within a very short period of time from the first few drops. But, not giving the whole doseage can cause the infection to not be completely wiped out and "come back."

Also, another reason for discharge can be an eye injury, so best to make it to the vet as soon as possible since you can't always see an injury without the aid of colored drops and a special light that the vet has.

Jack answered on Mar 19th.

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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

No. My dogs have it all the time. It's "sleep", AKA "eye boogers"(EB). If you clean their eyes periodically from when they are small puppies, then when they grow up they won't have EBs.
However, if he has never had it before and just started having it, I would see the vet.

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 3/19/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer