Gunk in Dog's Eye and Blinking Often
(Jersey City, NJ)
Winston is 7 years old, a very healthy, frisky Parson Russell Terrier. For the past 4 days now, his right eye has been red--though the redness seems to be getting lighter the past 2 days.
And in the morning, there's a good size glob (about the diameter of the top of a ballpoint pen "clicker") of limey-green dried gunk in the corner of his eye, which he allows me to remove with the nail of my index finger. His eye must be bothering him a little as he blinks more with that eye and every once in a while I've seen him use his front right paw to wipe that side of his face. His behavior otherwise doesn't seem affected--he's still frisky and playful and eager to do anything with me!
When on our walks, Winston does like to run through much of the landscaping surrounding my apartment building and others on the block--some of which includes rose bushes--so I was wondering if perhaps he got his eye scratched on a thorn or something.
Also, when we go for car rides, he needs to have his head out the window (otherwise he'll hyperventilate). And last weekend I did take him with me to Home Depot--twice, on Saturday and Monday. Could this have resulted in his eye irritation?
I saw on your site the recipe for the sea-salt solution, but didn't want to try it till I heard back from you.
Also, I just checked his eye, and the redness is much less BUT the morning glob of gunk is still daily. And this is something he never had before. Would the hair in his eyes be a culprit? (Though the left eye has little if any morning gunk....)
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