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Eye infection

Postby camrust25 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:11 am

Rocky has had an eye infection for about a week now it has just spread to the other eye. they are red and oozing green junk. I have been flushing with saline and holding hot compresses on it. I have ordered an eye ointment from over seas because you normally have to have a prescription for it.

has anyone experienced anything similar or have any ideas.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby stha4 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:27 am

I would schedule a vet appointment asap, and I would not self medicate.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby PITtsburgher » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:55 am

You definitely need to see a vet. Eye problems are never something to wait around with. Treating with the wrong ointment can really mess up the eyes too. Your vet can stain the eye to look for corneal ulcers and prescribe an appropriate medication.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby spammie » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:54 am

Please take your dog to the vet for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. You can cause more damage by self medicating with the wrong ointment.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:33 am

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Re: Eye infection

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:59 am

If your dog develops an ulcer from the infection, or a scratch from rubbing the eye and you administer the wrong ointment, your dog could develop severe ulceration and lose the eye. I've seen it happen in 48 hours when owners didn't think it was a big deal.

The surgery to save a ruptured eye runs about $2500 and the surgery to remove a blind and worthless eye is about $600-1200 depending on your area.

Don't play Russian roulette with your dogs vision. It could be nothing or it could be REALLY serious.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby camrust25 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:45 pm

thanks everyone. Takin him to the vet tomorrow
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Re: Eye infection

Postby star_frances » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:01 pm

camrust25 wrote:thanks everyone. Takin him to the vet tomorrow


Good to hear! Let us know what you find out! =)
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Re: Eye infection

Postby camrust25 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:07 pm

the vet said it was just allergies because there was no scratch that they could see and scratches are not contagious so it wouldnt be in both eyes. he was prescribed to a antibiotic-allergy-steroid ointment to clear up infection if there is any and to take down redness and inflamation.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby stha4 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:20 am

Thats great, I'm glad it wasn't a more serious issue! Does it look like its improved any today since you've started the prescription?
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Re: Eye infection

Postby camrust25 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:53 am

almost completely gone. im going to continue to use the medication for a little while longer.
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Re: Eye infection

Postby pblove » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:35 pm

aren't you supposed to use the mediction until the medicine is gone?
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Re: Eye infection

Postby camrust25 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:17 am

no the vet said 10 days and gave me a refill just in case
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