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Watery eye?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby olafthebunny » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:18 am


Hello! So, Olaf's left eye is watering quite a bit. it started three days ago and I've been keeping an eye on it. it hasn't improved much since then. it's a bit better today though.
I've felt the water coming out of it and it's just wet. it has moistened the whole fur area around his eye so it might look worse than it actually is. he doesn't seem to be in pain and is acting normally. eating, drinking, peeing, pooping, running, playing and being a stinker.
He is molting off his winter coat currently, so he might have gotten some fur in his eye?
Don't know if it's a bit issue.
also, the water isn't thick, yellow or pus like at all. it looks like normal water and doesn't stink.
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Re: Watery eye?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:44 am


His nasolacrimal duct may be clogged . The nasolacrimal duct (sometimes called the tear duct) carries tears from the lacrimal sac of the eye [inside the bottom eyelid] into the nasal cavity.
If the duct is clogged, the tears just run out of the eye and down his face ,instead of going through the duct and into the nose. The Duct runs along the surface of the bone , just under the skin on the side of the face/ nose - you can try "gently" stroking the area between his eye and nose in a downward motion,[from eye to nose] on the side that is blocked- sometimes this will move mucus out of the duct, and/ or help clear obstructions. [A duct flush is beyond the expertise of most people,including most vets] ,, so your best bet it to massage the duct and try to clear the obstruction yourself. --JMHO --
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Re: Watery eye?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby olafthebunny » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:54 am


Thanks so much! I'll try it out and let you know if it clears up in a day or two:) :bunnyhop:
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