Conjunctivitis

The most common clinical signs of conjunctivitis include discharge from the eyes (cloudy, yellow, or greenish), squinting or excessive blinking, and redness or swelling around the eyes. Conjunctivitis often involves both eyes, but only one eye may be affected in certain conditions. Conjunctivitis may occur with other clinical signs such as nasal discharge, sneezing, or coughing.

Symptoms:

  • The most common clinical signs of conjunctivitis include discharge from the eyes (cloudy, yellow, or greenish), squinting or excessive blinking, and redness or swelling around the eyes. Conjunctivitis often involves both eyes, but only one eye may be affected in certain conditions. Conjunctivitis may occur with other clinical signs such as nasal discharge, sneezing, or coughing.
  • Common Causes: 

    Foreign bodies such as a grass seed or grit
    Allergies
    Injury
    Bites in the eye area
    Blocked or infected tear duct
    Dry eye (caused by a lack of lubrication)
    Eye diseases such as glaucoma
    Bacterial infection (normally causes green or yellow discharge)
    Viral infection such as canine herpes or canine distemper
    Parasites such as eye worm

    Natural Remedies:

    The only home remedy that is recommended is a saltwater rinse. You can use this treatment to clean and keep your eyes dog’s eyes moist while waiting to take him to the vet. Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of boiled or mineral water. Use this mixture with cotton wool balls to gently clean your pet’s eyes.

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