Dog with Runny Eye, Small Growth on Eyelid and Chronic Runny Nose
by Libby K.
Close-up: growth on dog's eyelid
My dog has a runny eye but I believe that is from a small growth on his eyelid that appears to be a tumor in his gland. You mentioned a problem like this on your website so I just started olive oil drops to see if that helps (I have attached 2 pictures of his eye).
He also had a cough and runny nose in the fall and the vet put him on a steroid for the second time last year. That seemed to get rid of the cough but did nothing for the runny nose.
The vet said that it was just from old age (I he is a 50 lb mutt who is about 9 years old) and had to do with his respiratory system not draining properly. He snorts up a ton of mucus.
I tried giving him some cold medicine and it helps a little but I don't want to give it to him long term and I don't think it helps much.
He was a stray from Tennessee when we found him at about 5 months old and has had allergy issues and terrible arthritis. We lived in Virginia since we've had him - prior to moving to Tennessee in March - and were in a house with a lot of moisture and mildew issues. The move didn't change his symptoms.
We manage the arthritis by walking him every day. We tried glucosomine but didn't see improvement.
We have given him Iams dog food all his life but recently switched to Black Gold to see if that would help (if it were allergies to the food).
He eats and drinks well. No problems going to the bathroom and his activity level hasn't changed - he's old so rather lazy.
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