The eyeball is a very sensitive organ, and many eye conditions present themselves in similar ways. A veterinarian can perform a series of tests to determine the underlying cause of the eye problem. A healthy amount of tear production is normal, but if the amount of tears becomes excessive, this is important to note. Discharge that is yellow, green, grey, or red should be addressed by your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Dogs will express discomfort by squinting, rubbing or scratching their eyes, which can unfortunately make things worse. If you suspect your dog has injured their eye, see your veterinarian right away.
Conjunctivitis, Epiphora, and Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca are all eye conditions that need veterinary attention, and there isn’t any at home treatment recommended. Keeping hair short around the eyes and steering clear of irritants can help prevent damage to the eye. If your dog is showing signs of discomfort, or if the eye discharge is colored, seek veterinary attention right away.