My pitbull has got green goopy stuff coming out of his right eye continually. I'll wipe it away and a few minutes later
on Oct 29th 2007
in Other Health & Wellness
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Miss Hooka gets the same thing a lot,especially during change of seasons. I give her a benedryl tab at bed time and it seems to help her for a few days.
Huka (Hooka) answered on 10/29/07. Helpful? / 0
Like Huka's, your dog's eye discharge could be caused by allergies - environmental allergies, food allergies, or seasonal allergies.
However, only a vet can determine whether this is the cause or whether something else is to blame for your dog's condition ... such as an eye disease, for example.
If it *is* allergies, Benedryl can help with that since it's a histamine blocker. However, Benedryl does not work in all dogs. Dosage should be discussed with your veterinarian. It should be based on your dog's size and weight, as well as his medical needs.
Abby answered on 10/29/07. Helpful? / 0
It sure sounds like an eye infection to me.
If the discharge from the eye is colorless, that is more likely to be a seasonal or localized irritation.
But, since you describe it as being green in color and "goopy" then that sounds very much like an eye infection.
There's also the chance that an injury, however slight, could have happened, so you definitely need to get it checkout out by a vet.
Not only is it very uncomfortable for the dog, but if you leave it without treatment for too long, the eye could be permanently damaged.
Definitely get the dog to the vet asap.
Theoretically, the bacteria in the eye infection can infection people, as well, so please make sure to wash your hands after touching the discharge and clean the dog's bedding on a hot wash cycle to avoid re-infection while he's being treated.
Jack answered on 10/30/07. Helpful? / 0