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Old 03-23-2021, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I learned today that I have pink eye. I知 treating it with antibiotic drops. My question is can I give it to Oliver? I wash my hands thoroughly before I feed him. Also if I pet him. I知 concerned though. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2021, 05:29 AM   #2
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I wouldn't have thought so. As long as you take necessary precautions the same should apply to animals as to humans to stop transfering the infection.
I'm not sure what red eye is. Is it conjunctivitis?
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Old 03-24-2021, 11:46 AM   #3
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Yes it is. It’s highly infectious too.
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Old 03-24-2021, 02:01 PM   #4
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Additionally, you could wear swimming goggles or eye protection widely available due to the covid when feeding Oliver but it's probably best to avoid close contact with him as much as possible. The antibiotics should clear the infection fairly quickly.

I'm a health care worker and have worked closely with people who had it without contracting it myself on numerous ocassions by adhering to infection control procedures like handwashing and wearing personal protective equipment.

This may not help at all because i really don't know whether Oliver could catch it from you or not.
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:27 AM   #5
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Thank you everyone. My infection is clearing up and Oliver is fine.
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