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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:37 PM
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It turned out to be pannus.
This is why it's critical to have the dog seen, while not necessarily in an ER vet, definitely at your own vet.
I've rarely had a weepy/watery eye turn out to be 'nothing' even in a non-GSD.

In rescue we intake over 150 dogs a year.
We avoid spending money on these dogs if they don't really need a vet visit (other than their spay), but the eye - you just don't fiddle around and hope they get better.

I've learned (as mentioned above) to treat every eye abnormality, even a seemingly mild one, seriously.

As Mary Beth said, it can turn even more costly if ignored.

Some things are best left to the diagnostic expertise of the veterinarian, rather than internet posters.
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If it is pannus, then that would bring this back to my original comment about the immune system.

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Don't panic. This is likely related to vaccines and a compromised immune system. The vet will call it conjunctivitis and give either saline or cortisone drops (which will make a systemic problem worse) and abx. just because (because they consider it harmless and make $$$ on it)

Good luck at the vet

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I am usually anti powerful drugs to start with, and prefer to go the holistic way first.
Except when it comes to eyes.
I guess it comes from having had a Pekingese who had a corneal scratch that quickly turned into an ulcer in a couple of days. When I ran to the vet, I felt terrible for not having gone sooner.
As for eye goo, if it is an infection it can get bad quickly. The eye is warm and moist, and bacteria just love that environment.
So I would go get it checked. Just in case.
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I agree about seeing a vet especially for eye issues for all the reasons stated above in previous posts. Unless you see DVM (Dr Vet Medicine) after someones name, you need to pick and choose the information you go with via the net.

When it comes to the 'eye', there's no way I'd put something in it that someone told me over the net without getting a vet to look and diagnose first.

If your questioning it, it's time to see a professional

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She saw the vet today because there was still some discharge this morning. The white part of her right eye is just slightly bloodshot compared to the left. She gave me some antibiotic eyedrops to put in both eyes since the left had a little discharge this morning too.
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glad you went and happy it's nothing serious

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Whew, I'm glad it wasn't a injury

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Thanks for the update. What good news. You were smart to get her to the vet fast and get treatment started to nip it right in the bud. Hope she takes her drops well!

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I'm glad you were able to get her seen, and she'll be okay
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