Dog Pink Eye : Diagnosis & Natural Treatment - Organic Pet Digest

While the signature “red eye” known by medical professionals as conjunctival hyperemia looks the same in both humans and dogs, canine conjunctivitis is often stimulated by non-infectious antigens like allergies, while human conjunctivitis is often contagious. However, it can be just as uncomfortable. All you need to do is watch your dog rub his eye along the carpet or couch to understand his discomfort. In this article, we’ll look at common causes, symptoms and integrative treatments for conjunctivitis in dogs – as well as signs to watch for that could signal more serious issues, some of which can lead to blindness if left untreated.

Dec 8, 2008 - In dogs that have secondary conjunctivitis, oral antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications may also be used

The conjunctiva is the delicate membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and covers the outer layer of the eye. When it becomes inflamed or infected, it often leads to what is commonly known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis is the most common eye problem in dogs, and it usually heals without complication if properly treated. If left untreated, it may spread to deeper areas of the eye. Symptoms include red, inflamed eyelids stuck together, and/or thick yellow discharge from the affected eye. Conjunctivitis can have many causes from irritants/allergies (grass, trees, dander, ragweed, mold, pollens) to fungal, viral, and bacterial infections. Canine Distemper is another common cause of secondary conjunctivitis in dogs. While it is difficult to prevent conjunctivitis, in most cases, topical antibiotics will provide a cure. Allergy medication, low allergy diets (when given long term), and fatty acids may also help.

What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis in dogs

Immediate medical attention is important in the case of dog conjunctivitis, because it could indicate a more serious disease: canine distemper. Merry Christmas Lara. Yes, to your question. You or your dog can exchange pink eye as it is very contagious. Don't use your medication on the dog, but call the vet tomorrow as Laurie suggested. She will get her own eye drops or ointment for her eye condition. Did your doctor actually say it was pink eye? It could very well be conjunctivitis too. One of you actually needs to see a doc to get the correct diagnosis. Our little cutie had a ball last evening opening her presents under the Christmas tree. She knows what ones are hers, & helped herself! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, & a Happy New Year... Mary

What is the treatment and medical management

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