Is my dog's eye discharge a cause for concern?
January 27, 2009 12:48 PM Subscribe
My dog's clear eye discharge is now reddish-brown--are we looking at a vet trip?
posted by mingodingo to Pets & Animals (4 answers total)
I have a small papillon mix. He tends to suffer from allergies, which tend to manifest themselves partly in clear eye boogers / eye discharge. However, recently (within the last week or so), his discharge has turned a reddish-brown color. It occurs at the same time (after he's been sleeping) but I was a little worried about the change in color. Google seems to say that this reddish-brown color is normal, but I'm a little worried anyway.
We have a vet appointment scheduled for this weekend...but I often go to the vet for every little thing and am usually told that nothing's wrong. When I called the receptionist and described the problem, she just said, "well if it's different, he could have caught something from another dog--you should bring him in." In my experience, that's the typical vet response. So, thought I might seek out the wisdom of the Hivemind. Does this sound like something to be worried about / visit the vet over?