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Puppy pink eye
hamb0ne10 posted:
So my puppy for pink eye the day after playing with my friends dog. I took her to the vet and they checked her out and said they didn't think anything serious was going on and gave me a antibiotic ointment for her eyes. I used it two to three times per day for ten days as told and it seemed to clear up. But now about a month later she played with the dog again and started getting a little bit of eye boogers in the originally affected eye again but only a little and it didn't get worse for a week. However this morning I woke up and that eye had a massive amount of green discharge like she has pink eye again in the same eye but the eye isn't inflamed or even red at all this time. Is there any chance she has it again? Or could this be something different? Is it possible that my buddy's dog is the cause? His dog seems healthy but is a rescue and is young and hasn't had all her shots yet. Not sure what to do. Any info helps. And thanx in advance.
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Interesting question. Pink eye in man is caused by a virus that is very specific to man. Dogs and cats can get infectious conjunctivitis, sometimes viral, sometimes bacterial but except for respiratory disease in cats and in dogs, sometime like kennel cough, it is not contagious. So I am not sure what is going on. But eye problems get very serious fast and I would see your veterinarian. Make sure there is not a scratch on the cornea, treat the infection, make sure the tear ducts are okay. Dr. Sandy
hamb0ne10 replied to Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM's response:
Thank you for the reply Dr. Sandy. It has pretty much gone away entirely on its own actually but I will keep an eye on it and bring her to the vet if I see anything else. I am glad to hear that's it's not contagious. At least now she can play with her friend without me thinking she is going to get sick from the other puppy. Ty.


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