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Question by Char
Submitted on 1/4/2004
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My dog seems to have a cold in his eye.  Can I use human drops or medicine?

Answer by Brenda Fitz
Submitted on 3/1/2004
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I wouldn't do that.  A "cold" in the eye could be any number of things ... food allergy, air borne allergy, eyelash in the eye.  Have your vet check the eye to be sure it isn't inflammed.  My 11 month old Westie has a mucousy discharge in both eyes which started in January. Her eyes aren't inflammed or irritated and the vet said "allergies".  Since I raw feed her I'm tending to think it's an air borne allergy (dust mites, etc.).
Good luck.


Answer by pcole
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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My 9 year old German Shepherd had terrible skin problems and I spent a fortune until I found out it was his food. He's been on Wal Mart Premium Lamb and Rice and has been skin rash free for years. This past year he developed a problem with his right eye this mucus stuff I must wife out constantly. The vet said allergies but to what? I have drops from the vet and they help for a time and then it is back. He's been suffering for months with his eye like this. It is frustrating...


Answer by Patty
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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Bathe your dogs eye with cool tea (obviously black - no sugar) 3 times a day.  If both eyes are affected then use a different ball of cotton wool for each eye.  Really does work.


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