Have you been to the vet about a dog eye discharge? Did he suggest allergies but leave you clueless? Wonder about dog tear stains? Here’s what I learned on my own with my dogs.
Many dog eye problems have the same or similar source.
While it could be a food allergy or an allergic reaction to anything from dust to cleaning products to vaccines, there is a a common denominator.
We tend to think an eye discharge means there is something wrong with the eye and that is what we treat.
The problem in our thinking?
Sometimes the eye is only the path.
First lets talk about canine illness symptoms. Toxins are often expelled within tears or gummy matter from the eyes. The body may also get rid of environmental toxins or food allergens through the ears (waxy buildup) or the skin (hot spots etc.).
A human example would be a pimple. A pimple isn't a problem with the skin. It is a toxin the body is expelling. When the toxic waste is trapped in the body by taking drugs to stop that stage of elimination, it will choose another path.
Those of us used to allopathic medicine see it as a new disease. An extreme result from this repeated pattern of treatment, is cancer, because the body finally gives up trying to purge.
Now we know a dog eye discharge is a way of getting something bad out of
the body. Even coming down with conjunctivitis is a similar situation. (By the way I have a cure for both.)
So what could be bad for your dog that needs to come out? It only took me 30 years of dog ownership to learn how awful most of the commercial dog food is out there and the hidden garbage in it.
To learn more about dog food and start eliminating known toxins head over to Healthy Dog Diet.
AND, even though I was convinced dogs didn't need yearly 'booster shots' (which are full strength and not booster) I finally found research that told the ugly truth.Rather than go through it all here, click over to Dog Vaccinations. It will save you money and your dog's health.
My dog Bonz had a chronic eye discharge and it was pretty ugly. Mostly clear but never ending, the rims of his eyes were abnormally pink. I didn't adopt him until he was nearly five-years-old but I found out he'd always had this problem.
I am embarrassed to say, I figured it out. I fed him better food than he'd had previously but there was one common denominator. There were always cigarette smokers in his house.
Once smoking was only allowed outdoors, Bonz looked much better but it didn't end.
Around the age of ten, I switched him to a raw food diet and not only did his eye discharge stop, he had so much more energy and playfulness in him, he made me laugh every day for the remainder of his life.
I will always be grateful that I gave him that gift of real food.
I'm sorry to say Bonz is no longer with me. He died as a result of a rabies vaccine.
There are homeopathic products on the market that may help or eliminate runny eyes. One that has become mainstream and available at most drug stores is by the company Similasan. They have remedies for conjunctivitis, dry eye and allergy eye. A bargain at around ten dollars each.
One of my favorite natural medicines of all time is NSP Silver Shield. I guess that's why it's in my Home Remedies for Dogs Kit. It's not an actual kit, but I suggest specific items - The remedies that I always have on hand. (Plus I love seeing others get a discount.)
The bottom line? Not just as a solution for eye discharge, but nearly all underlying dog health issues here is my advice.
Eliminate or cut way back on vaccines. Please read about their side effects.
Change your dog's diet. Consider changing to a natural raw food diet. You will be amazed at the difference in your canine's appearance, energy, stamina and happiness. He may even learn to dance for his food like my dogs.