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I am advocate for my Neighbor's German Shepherd. She recently took her to a Vet for eye discharge, and a pink and grey canine tooth. I don't care for their protocol , they take the dog in the back, and the owner is not allowed to be with her dog? They came back, told us they did a test and she has Dry eye and gave Optimmune. I have been putting this med in her eyes for 5 days and now she has yellow discharge from her eyes, and she is still wiping at her eyes with her paws. I was wondering what kind of test they would have done to diagnosis the dry eye, and would that same test show an infection? Could her tooth be an underlying cause for her eyes? I was also wondering how much would it cost to pull a Canine tooth? 

Smartliving Guest asked this
April 3, 2015 at 8:55 PM



Dear Roxanne,

They do a Schirmer tear test to diagnose dry eyes. You should let the veterinarian know about the change in color of the discharge.

I would not worry about the stained tooth. A little trauma such as biting too hard or a fall can cause this bleeding inside the tooth. I would have her checked by a veterinary chiropractor in case a trauma caused injury to the tooth and caused the spine to tighten. Pressure on the nerves in the neck can affect tear production. The eyes might also be affected by an internal metabolic condition. I would use one our homeopathic products called DIA-IONX which contains a remedy sometimes used for dry eyes. Initially I would give a half dose twice daily on the breakfast and supper food.

With improvement you can switch to a whole dose once daily on one of the meals. Diet is an important factor as well. If the situation lingers we might need to discuss diet.

Please let us know what you find out.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 5, 2015 at 10:04 AM
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