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Old 08-06-2010, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The whites of Shasta's eyes range from white to quite red over the course of a day. The last time she was at the vet, we asked about it and, of course, they were barely pink at the time and she said it was normal. But it seems like they are redder and red more often now and hardly ever white any more. She does have what I consider to be quite a lot of discharge from her eyes, but it's not yellow or green.

Does this sound normal to y'all?
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If she were older, I'd say it could be the beginning of pannus, but I think she's a bit young. Instead I would think allergies - food or environmental.
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If she were older, I'd say it could be the beginning of pannus, but I think she's a bit young. Instead I would think allergies - food or environmental.
I was leaning towards allergies myself. I'm going to have to start paying closer attention to see if I can find a pattern.
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I would consider allergies as well. Rayden gets bad gooy eyes from grass/pollen. We keep the yard cut short and keep him away from the ragweed

It's been worse this year, though. We have new neighbors and they haven't mowed the back of their property all year! grrrrr
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I agree with allergies. Hondo's get red and almost look saggy. The vet told us they were allergies. Because he is young, and he has no other symptoms we elected not to put him on medication. If they get worse, then we'll reconsider.
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they didn't put Rayden on "medication" just gave us drops for his eyes. Kind of like doggy Visine. We just drop them in when we notice them looking bad. If he gets really icky, a dose of benedryl in his food fixes him up.
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they didn't put Rayden on "medication" just gave us drops for his eyes. Kind of like doggy Visine. We just drop them in when we notice them looking bad. If he gets really icky, a dose of benedryl in his food fixes him up.

Hondo's aren't really all that bad. We were there for other reasons and I brought it up. Sometimes Hondo looks like he has a hangover. Our vet didn't suggest eye drops. But he did say we could re-visit the issue if it gets worse.
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If he gets really icky, a dose of benedryl in his food fixes him up.
Benedryl = naptime?
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Here are some soothing eye drops - Halo Cloud Nine Herbal Eye Wash. There are two bottles of concentrate which you mix with distilled water. You give solution #1 twice a day for three days, then solution #2 same doseage and time. I have a dog with red eyes (not allergy related) and they definitely help. Very gentle, no stinging. You can find the kit in health stores or over the Net......
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It does sound like some type of allergy. I agree about her being too young for pannus. My dog has pannus, and it did not present itself until she was three (I understand that is about the age for many dogs.)
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