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
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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