Dog Third Eyelid Inflammation & Mucousy Eye Discharge
by Jane S.
(Roosevelt, Utah, US)
For a few months my 134 pound Mastiff/Black Lab mix has had irritated eyes, with third lid showing. Also a mucousy discharge.
Have been to vet. Used antibiotic, to no avail. Have been using eye lubricant drops for a few days, no change. It is very hard for me to medicate her eyes as she weighs 30 pounds more than I do and I'm 78 years old.
We live in a very rural environment. She has access to lawn and dirt, and large covered deck. Also very large doggy door that she can go in and out at will. We also have a 75 pound Lab/Blue Heeler as part of our group.
I initially thought her eyes were irritated from snow glare. We live in northeastern Utah, down to -28 at times in the winter, and sizeable snow pack. However, since snow has melted her eyes have not improved, so cannot blame snow glare.
I am very much an alternative medicine/holistic medicine kind of person (saved myself from a hip replacement by getting Prolotherapy). The closest town to me is about 4500 population, so no holistic vets near me. Any suggestions would be appreciated, trying to keep in mind I'm smaller and older then the dog and have no one to help me medicate her.
I know this may sound like an impossible request, but I will do my best with any suggestions you have.
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