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Somraj Das | 5 years ago
I Have A 2 Month Old Juvenile Pet Red Vented Bulbul. She Is Having Watery…

i have a 2 month old juvenile pet red vented bulbul. She is having watery eyes, red and swollen. I think she has a mycoplasma(conjunctivitis) infection.what should i do?

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5 years ago

I think we’re talking about a bird?  Do you have access to an avian vet?

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Marissa Letendre | 6 years ago
We Constantly Clean It But It Keeps Coming Back. See Him Squinting Often Since Yesterday…

We constantly clean it but it keeps coming back. See him squinting often since yesterday. We plan to take him to the vet but I just wanted advice. He had conjunctivitis when we got him (he was a kitten) in August 2015.

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LaTisha Miller | 6 years ago
She Had Them Before When She Was Very Young And We Were Given Antibiotics For…

She had them before when she was very young and we were given antibiotics for her. I can’t afford to take her to get treated right now but her fur is shedding bad and she’s itchy. She’s started biting the fur off of her tail and her skin is constantly dry. We still have the shampoo but we need something in conjunction with that. Thanks!

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Dawn Ferara, DVM
Dawn Ferara, DVM (@dferara)
5 years ago

This sounds like a skin infection not mites.  It also sounds like allergies that may have started this problem.

There really isn’t an at home treatment for either problem.  Sorry

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Barbara Stinson | 6 years ago
I Do Not Want To Over Medicate My Dog With Steroids If They Are Not…

I do not want to over medicate my dog with steroids if they are not normally given in conjunction with the anti bacterial medication.

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Dawn Ferara, DVM (@dferara)
5 years ago

It depends on where the infection is in the body.  I would include steroids for severe itching and skin inflammation or for a lung infection to help breathing.  Obviously, if your veterinarian prescribed the steroids he/she felt there was a good reason to give the medication.  If you are concerned about why you are giving the medication you should call your prescribing vet and ask questions so that you have a better understanding of why your giving the medication.

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Ece Bal | 6 years ago
My Younger 3 Year Old Cat Chunk Has Been Having Eye Discharge For A Few…

My younger 3 year old cat Chunk has been having eye discharge for a few months. He uses the bathroom just fine, eats just fine, seems to be playful and very aware. The discharge is predominantly in one eye although it happens in the other too. It is a brown / rusty red color that seeps from the inner tear ducts. His eye looks okay when you look up close but Im no DVM. (He has been tested for FIV as well as Herpes in prior checkups years ago and tested negative). He doesn’t sneeze, although he does breathe some what heavy but that could also be attributed to his Chunky frame (working on it). I’ve read several possibilities including herpes, conjunctivitis, and respiratory infection. I am hoping this is something that can be resolved through an ointment like terramycin? Any recommendations / suggestions / advice? Thank you!

*Also may be beneficial to note my other rescue Captain Hook has one eye. The non working eye is flipped backward and does not function. As a result that one eye has always had blackish discharge (not the same color as chunks nor does it come out in the same way as chunks). Our vet said this is normal for his eye condition, but just wanted to mention because perhaps could be related? Or no?

Disclaimer *My cats are indoor cats on a strict wet food diet. Chunk is 3 and Captain Hook is 7. I take them to the vet when needed. Their last general checkups were two years ago. I realize they need to go every year, but my cat Captain Hook had many many medical problems (bowel disorders) so thousands of dollars in care credit we try not to take them unless needed, especially since they are indoor.

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Katie McNulty | 6 years ago
My Dog Has Conjunctivitis In One Of His Eyes, Is It Safe To Give Him…

My dog has conjunctivitis in one of his eyes, is it safe to give him an eye spray for pets purchased at a pet store before taking him to the vet?

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Jana (@dawgblogger)
5 years ago

I would not take any chances with eyes and would not take any chances with products. The eyes are very delicate and sensitive and the wrong substance can actually do more harm than good. Truly. I’d see a vet first and discuss what the best options are for treatment. If you wish, you can take the product with you and discuss what your vet things about that.

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Marissa Letendre | 6 years ago
As I Have Stated It Is Not That Noticeable….we Are Just Wondering If We Should…

As i have stated it is not that noticeable….we are just wondering if we should be concerned about this. We do have one other kitty in the house who had conjunctivitis when we first got him. I have not seen any discharge coming from Mitsy’s eye though. Is this a cause for concern?

Thank you for viewing and any expertise would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day everyone!

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Dawn Ferara, DVM (@dferara)
6 years ago

I’m sorry, but I don’t see any difference, it may be noticeable in person but not in pictures.  She is a really cute cat.

Dr Dawn

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Amy Pawlowsky Jackson | 6 years ago
My 8 Month Old Boy Cat Has Conjunctivitis, What Should I Do Without Taking Him…

My 8 month old boy cat has conjunctivitis, what should I do without taking him to the vet’s please help?

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6 years ago

i gave you an answer over here, though it isn’t what you wanted to hear.

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Amy Pawlowsky Jackson | 6 years ago
My 8 Year Old Boy Cat Has Conjunctivitis What Should I Do Without Taking Him…

My 8 year old boy cat has conjunctivitis what should I do without taking him to the vet’s?

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6 years ago

i’m very sorry, but you need a vet for an exact diagnosis and drugs to help him improve.

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ajinkya tankhiwale | 6 years ago
Hi I Have Red Ear Slider. His One Eye Is Closed(swollen). He Probably Has Conjunctivitis…

Hi I have Red Ear Slider. His one eye is closed(swollen). He probably has conjunctivitis. What treatment should I do?

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julie brader (@juliebrader1)
6 years ago

Hi you really need to take your slider to the Vet and get treatment for the eye infection plus determine what it actually is. Antibiotucs may be needed to clear it up. 

Also you could get some Saline Solution from a Chemist and flush the eye out to keep it clean. Saline is sterile and gentle on the eye….please don’t use anything else though especially tap water. It feels horrible in the eye and its not sterile.