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I noticed this weekend that my dog's left eye was gunky and a little droopy. Being that it was the weekend and we couldn't make a vet appointment we just cleaned it out regularly. By Sunday her eye was back to normal. However yesterday morning I noticed the right eye was now gunky. By yesterday evening, it was a little droopy. By last night the left eye was gunky again.
I didn't call the vet yesterday because the left eye had improved on it's own so quickly, or so I thought. The thing is, realistically, we can't afford the vet right now. I'm a substitute teacher and haven't been able to get a job in a week. At the same time, I know the eyes aren't something to mess with. Is there anything you would recommend that we can do at home aside from wiping the gunk out of the corners of her eyes?
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They may be infected especially if it keeps passing to both and they're droopy. When it comes to the eyes there's really not much you can put into them that isn't an RX so your pup really needs to see a vet. You may want to see if there are low cost clinics on your area or see if your vet accepts payment plans. In reality it shouldn't be more than the exam visit and an RX (if needed) or two usually eye issues are easily identified by regular vets.
just a while back our cocker had a goopy eye which was totally abnormal for her, so I just took a soft warm wet cloth and gently wiped over her eye area and the corner of her eye. A day or two later and it was back to normal.
Note: do not wipe one eye with the cloth and then wipe the other, because if one eye isn't infected/goopy, you could transfer it.
This happens to my Boxer mix all the time.... he is a very special doggie who likes to eat wasps.... this causes an allergic reaction, in which his jaws swell up and his eyes itch and he paws at his eyes..... I have to give him a benydril tablet. I doubt its the same with yours since you didnt mentin any swelling... but does she paw at her eyes or even act like its bothering her? Have you tried cleaning her eyes with a contact solution (that removes protein? had to use it for my old cocker when his eye was scratched by the cat to prevent infection)
Both of those remedies were given to me by the vet. But, if you dont know exactly whats wrong, it continues, or more symptoms arise, you may need to take her in. KUP!