Constant Dog Eye Discharge, No Infection
by Morgan T.
(Nashville, TN, USA)
My dog has had constant eye discharge that is sometimes dry and crusty but is also mucousy (no color) at times. Her eyes do not seem to bother her and she never rubs or paws at them. She does, however, hate to have near her eyes touched, wiped clean or to have eye drops administered.
I adopted her in July. She's now about 8 months old and is most likely a pit mix.
My vet initially thought it was conjunctivitis and prescribed combination antibiotic/steroid eye drops, however, after the entire course of the medication the discharge continued.
I recently moved and my new veterinarian confirmed that there is no infection, and since she doesn't appear to have any discomfort she recommends that we let it be.
I am still concerned about her eyes as the amount of discharge is very large and constant. I will wipe her eyes clean (with an eye cleansing wipe) and within 2 minutes there is more discharge. I want to make sure that she does not have dry eye, allergies, blocked tear ducts, etc. and that she is not experiencing any discomfort.
The picture shows her mucous discharge but is a much smaller amount than normal.
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