Dog With Right Eye Discharge

by Kate
(Santa Rosa, CA)

My new 1 year old rescue Shiba/Husky mix has a watery right eye with some mucous like discharge. She is squinting and batting at it with her paw. No swelling. Is this conjunctivitis?

Cannot get her into the Vet for two days.

Editor Suggestion

Hi Kate,

It's possible that your dog has conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, which is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent layer of tissue that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. The symptoms you described, such as watery eye, mucous-like discharge, squinting, and pawing at the eye, are all common signs of conjunctivitis.

However, there could be other causes for the symptoms you described, such as an eye injury, an allergic reaction, or a foreign body in the eye. It's important to have your dog examined by a veterinarian to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

In the meantime, you can try gently wiping away any discharge from your dog's eye with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid using any products or solutions that have not been recommended by your veterinarian. You can also try to prevent your dog from rubbing or scratching at the affected eye, as this can worsen the condition.

If the symptoms worsen or your dog shows signs of pain, such as excessive rubbing or pawing at the eye, or if you notice any swelling or redness, seek emergency veterinary care as soon as possible.

Best to you and your dog,

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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