Dobermans have deep set almond shaped eyes. My dobermans get it too, I call it "eye goo". How old is your Doberman? This has just started? If the "mucus" is yellow, and his eyes are running-it can be an eye infection and must be treated by a vet right away. Sometimes in keeping dust, or just irritants out of the eye, the deep inside corner of the Dobermans eye gets this mucus as a way of protecting their eyes. Dogs have two "eyelids". One is an inner protective lid that closes like a film over the eye and comes up from the bottom of the lid. The outside lid of course is what closes the eye. If your Doberman is pawing at the eye or trying to rub it against furniture, or other things, it shows his eye is either painful or irritating him. Otherwise, take a clean, soft, washcloth, wet it with lukewarm water. Being careful, use your thumb to very slightly pull the inside corner of his lower lid down, and just touch a corner of the wet cloth to the mucus, and slowly pull it down and out of the corner of his eye. Remember-do not hesitate to see the vet if it looks like it is painful to him or if it is a runny or yellow discharge from the eye. He will need antibiotics and possible eyedrops!
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Your dog could have a cataract, if the eye is sort of glowing blue then most likely it is a cataract which when it it matures can completely obscure the vision. If the film is mostly a creamy white colour and is starting from the inside corner the it could be that your dog if producing to much mucus in her eye. It could also be some kind of an infection which may also result in blinding you dog.
I just noticed something similar on my 1 year old dog's eye. In other articles non vets jump to conclusions, some diagnosing cataracts. From reading various articles I would start with 'dry eye.' Read some articles, see the breed lists,etc. For dry eye they say 1) artificial tears and 2) antibiotics to clear up secondary infections that can recur.
When I have the money I will take my pup to the vet. For now I have both artificial tears and vet grade antibiotic that I will treat him with. He doesn't show any other symptom.
Sneezing, congestion and mucus in eyes of dogs are signs of upper respiratory infection due to bacteria or virus. Viruses like Parainfluenza virus, and canine distemper virus are most common cause of common cold symptoms in dogs. Kennel cough also causes runny nose and eyes in dogs. As both bacterial and viral infections can cause above mentioned symptoms in dogs, so, differential diagnosis is required for accurate treatment. It will be ideal to take your dog to vet.
There are several possible causes. This could be nuclear sclerosis-a benign aging change to the lens. Cataracts can also cause the pupil to turn white. Anterior uveitis (inflammation of the front chamber of the eye) can lead to a white color to the eye. Pus in the front chamber can also cause a look of discoloration. Corneal disease--corneal ulcer, corneal abrasion, and corneal scarring can also cause a white look to the eye.
Your veterinarian can determine the cause; make an appointment for your dog to be examined.
It is not possible to treat this at home. Eye conditions are potentially serious and should be examined by a vet. Blindness is not an uncommon outcome when animals do not receive proper treatment. The white film could be discharge. This may be caused by infection, lack of tear production, the presence of a foreign body, and inwardly turned eyelash, trauma, or uveitis. This could also be cataracts, glaucoma, or caused by diabetes.
I strongly agree with dll. get that pup to a vet!
I have the same problem with my basenji. She was diagnosed with "dry eye." It requires eye drops forever and possible surgery. Have a vet check him out.
Sounds to me like she might have eaten a dead rodent that had been poisoned with rat poisoning... The poison in the rodent has now in turn poisoned your dog. Get her to a vet asap!
Gosh that sound bad yes she must have eaten something pretty no good for her to the vet asap