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Old 10-10-2007, 11:30 PM
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The past two days Jumbo's had some clear/white eye goop collecting in the corners of his eyes, but it happens sometimes when he wakes up, so i didn't think anything of it. First thing this morning, he looked like one of his eyes was a little droopy and red. As the day has progressed, they've both gotten really red and now he's blinking a lot.

Other than that he seems fine- eating, drinking and pooping fine, cold/wet nose, ears not overly warm. He's got as much energy as usual. Occasionally i see him rub an eye with his paw, but other than that he seems fine.

Allergies? We've had him less than a year (he's only a year old) so we don't know what he's like in all seasons yet.

i'm thinking to give it a day or two and if it doesn't clear up, take him to the vet. It's got to be either a cold or allergies, right? And it seems more like allergies than anything else. A little Benadryl?

Any insight would be helpful, thanks!
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:38 AM
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If the dog is blinking the eye, it could very well be a sign of pain. I suggest a visit to the vet.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:49 PM
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Okay, thanks.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:06 PM
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I would watch a dog rubbing even a little with paws. They can cause trauma induced eye problems. Generally rubbing is also a sign of discomfort and pain.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:38 PM
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It sounds like he may have an eye infection.. POSSIBLY allergies.

Eye problems are nothing to wait on. I'd get him into the vet as soon as you can.
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