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meaniemouse posted 9/20/2013 11:42 AM

My daughter has a 3 year-old Pit-Dalmatian that has a runny left eye that is a little pink. She is freaking that it is pink eye and is wondering if she needs to take him to the vet. It doesn't seem to be bothering him in any way and she is cleaning it with clear water. He has only had limited exposure to another dog and she doesn't know if that dog has it--and can't find out as it was a random dog she met while out walking. Any ideas? Can a dog get pink eye from a human and vice-versa?

betrayedfriend posted 9/20/2013 12:33 PM

they can't get it from a human, but they can get it. Tell her to take the dog and have it treated or at least looked at. One of our three dogs, the cocker Spaniel developed pink eye at a time when we barely had enough money for human food and shelter and animal food, thus no money for vet expenses. Because we were unable to get it treated she eventually lost sight in that eye. We're in much better financial standing now, but it's too late, we can't restore her sight. I'd hate for something like to happen to another dog.

meaniemouse posted 9/20/2013 12:51 PM

Thanks for the info--I'll pass it along.

Jrazz posted 9/20/2013 13:12 PM

I don't know about the different strains and if they're transferable.

What I do know is that runny + pink = infection and he should be seen by a vet just so that he can get some meds and relief.

Out pug is on topical antibiotics for something similar right now, and he is feeling much better.

meaniemouse posted 9/20/2013 16:51 PM

Thanks Jrazz. She's going to take him in.

Pentup posted 9/23/2013 09:39 AM

Checking to see how the pup is doing?

meaniemouse posted 9/25/2013 00:34 AM

Oh thanks Pentup! He's fine. I left on Saturday but talked to my daughter today and the pup is fine. Thanks so much for checking in!

Pentup posted 9/25/2013 06:48 AM

Very happy to read that!, thanks for letting us know.

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