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Pink Eye?
« on: May 22, 2007, 06:05:44 am »
Bear has a very weepy red right eye, it is oozing yellow goop that crusts similar to human pink eye. ?I can't get her to the vet til Friday....any thing I can do til then? Do dogs get pink eye?!

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Re: Pink Eye?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 06:10:42 am »
Star had an eye infection a while back. It was weepy and occasionally crusty. The vet gave her some eyedrops, which happen to be the exact same thing as the pediatrician gave my kids for pink eye! Star's infection cleared up pretty quickly. And the next time my kids got pink eye, I used Star's drops on them too! And myself (since I always get pink eye when my kids do) as well! Don't tell my pediatrician!  ;)

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Re: Pink Eye?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 06:30:03 am »
Were they gentamycin drops? I happen to have some for a recent eye infection, maybe i'll give them a try...if she'll let me near that eye!

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Re: Pink Eye?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 08:29:42 am »
Yep, that's what the vet/pediatrician has given us in the past. The drops do sting a bit, but Star put up with it 'cause I think her eye itched like crazy. I'm not a doctor, but if I were you, I'd try the drops you have and keep your appointment with the vet for Friday to make sure the infection is gone or in case it's something else.

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Re: Pink Eye?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 09:37:43 am »
Bear did not like drops but tolerated them for a treat lol, I will take her to vet still, thanks for the good advice!
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Re: Pink Eye?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 04:08:57 pm »
Depending on the cause, sometimes just frequent eye washing can take care of it as well.  :)  Good luck. 
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