Flurry has chronic runny eye (clear fluid). The vets feel that she probably
has a scarred tear duct that is easily blocked up. It seems to be happening
a lot more lately. I'm wondering if there is a cause that I can do anything
about. Here are some possibilities:
1) Nervous stress. Flurry and Max have been spending evenings together.
The newness of it must be at least slightly stressful.
2) Grooming. Max grooms Flurry's drippy eye a lot. This may be mixing
cause and effect, though. Max is likely to be grooming Flurry's eye BECAUSE
the fur gets matted. Besides, one of the vets recommended gently massaging
her tear duct to help loosen obstructions. What could be better than a soft
3) Dust. Maybe I need to keep house dust and hay dust at bay better, but
I'm not sure this is anything that has gotten worse lately.
4) Degradation. The condition just worsens with time.
Anyone have any opinions or advice? Flurry does have an ointment that I can
put in her eye when this happens. I don't start using it right away,
because the eye often stops dripping on its own after a few days, and she
gets highly miffed when we grab her three times a day to stick ointment in
Sue, Flurry, and Max
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