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Sticky yellow Eye discharge

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Nanook

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Barked: Wed Aug 2, '06 10:03am PST 
Nanook has a yellow eye discharge for the past two days. I thought it was normal but I'm constantly wiping him every 3 hours or so. Infection? should i be worried?
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Telly Lam

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Barked: Wed Aug 2, '06 3:10pm PST 
yellow or yellow/green colored discharge signifies "pus" - which can signal an infection or corneal ulcer. (normal eye goop is clear or greyish colored.) i'd see your vet about your discharge, nanook!
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Bella

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Barked: Thu Aug 3, '06 10:02pm PST 
Bella has stuff we call "eye boogies" just like people do except wet and Saint Bernard size. I'd say still see a vet to make sure it may just be sleepy stuff.
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Coconut

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Barked: Fri Aug 4, '06 8:07am PST 
Coconut has had corneal ulcers after rubbing his eyes on concrete because I let him put his head out the window on the highway. He has had sticky yellow discharge and we went ot the vet yesterday and were told his "thin" tear glands are malfunctioning, while his "thick" tear glands are overactive.

Sounds kinda crazy to me. But he had an infection and we were/are on antibiotics/steroids.

He has had a keratotomy, eye stain and several tests for this.
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