My dog seems to constantly have discharge from both of his eyes. Is this normal?

What causes this and is it dangerous to his health?

Asked by Christina

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Christina, it’s not normal and is definitely something that should be checked by your vet. There are a number of causes of excess discharge from the eyes. One possible cause is an abnormal shape to the eyelids. Sometimes they roll inwards so the eyelashes rub on the front of the eye, other times they roll outwards so the eye is more exposed to dust. Both of these can cause inflammation and discharge. Another cause is an eyelash that’s growing in the wrong direction and irritating the cornea. A common reason is allergies to dusts and pollens that cause conjunctivitis. These conditions aren’t comfortable for your dog, so working out what’s causing the discharge and then treating it appropriately is very important. | 11.22.15 @ 10:39
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Answered by edithreardon
This should be checked with a vet. Drugs are usually very reasonably priced for dogs. My dog's eye doctor did charge me $100 for a visit twice a year but well worth it. I still think she had allergies on top of what they knew she had but her eyes are a lot better. Hope you can get your vet to look at them and then recommend a good eye doctor if needed.
| 12.02.15 @ 04:30
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