Q. The family I babysit for has a dog with a clear runny nose, shivering, panting, tail between his legs, and is squinting. He usually cleans up the baby

A. Have the family take the dog to their veterinarian for an exam. A respiratory infection or eye condition can account for the symptoms. Eye infections or injuries should be addressed sooner rather than later to avoid discomfort, permanent damage or loss of vision. Given the infant has a developing immune system, it would be prudent to keep a potentially ill pet away until deemed healthy by the vet.

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A. If he is squinting there might be something bothering his eye, might be a scratch or something that got stuck in the eye or eyelid. it can explain all the other signs as well.

Try to open the eye gently and have a look if you can see something. if you can't see anything obvious take him to the vet as it sounds like it is extremely painful.

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