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red/pink eye?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Cornholio, Apr 2, 2011.


  1. Cornholio

    Cornholio PetForums Junior

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    Our pup has had a red eye since yesterday, weeps fairly frequently and it's bordering on green and sticky. Is this a vet job or something common that can be treated easily enough with something from PAH for example? Obviously we don't want to risk her losing an eye. We've been cleaning it with boiled(then cooled!!) water but it seems infected.
     
  2. Devil-Dogz

    Devil-Dogz PetForums VIP

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    If you think her eye is infected I would nip her down to the vets!
     
  3. SixStar

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    Sounds like very much like conjuctivitis, which is very sore and highly contagious, so vets on Monday definatley. In the meantine continue cleaning with cool boiled water and weak cold tea (without the milk!).
     
  4. rona

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    If the eye has been scratched it could be an infected ulcer, these are serious.
    Best checked by a vet ASAP. is the eye cloudy or partly closed?
     
  5. Cornholio

    Cornholio PetForums Junior

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    The eye isn't cloudy or closed in any way. Just looks red- more so the inner part. She isn't distressed by it and lets us near it ok, and isn't trying to scratch it either. It was like this before a month or so back but it went away overnight so we left it at that
    Vets it is then!
     
  6. rona

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    Unlikely to be an ulcer in that case, probably just an infection, but still needs treatment
     
  7. Marley boy

    Marley boy PetForums VIP

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    sounds like conjunctivitis it can get nasty if left untreated, quick trip to the vets and she will be better in a few days. :)
     
  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio PetForums Junior

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    Left her sleeping for a few hours but since she's been up had to clean it again a lot more discharge and caught her trying to paw it, she's a collie with massive paws will need to try and ensure she doesn't make it worse.
    BTW- obviously if it's an infection I need to be careful not to get it in the other eye, if it is conjunctivitus is this the same "type" that humans get?! :confused:
     
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    You need to see a vet sounds like conjunctivitus to me, conjunctivitus is contagious
     
  11. Cornholio

    Cornholio PetForums Junior

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    It was conjunctivitus, she's on a 5 day course of eye drops and is showing a good improvement already. Wondering where she picked this up? I'd assumed it may be something more to do with sand in her eyes(abrasion) as she was at the beach last week and being an inland dog goes a bit mad in sand she was covered in it from diggging! She also got to play with more other dogs than usual so suppose it could have been passed on from one of those.
    Thanks for the replies to the thread BTW:)
     
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    It could have come from anywhere, sand, dirty water (puddles etc). You mention that your dog had a red eye before. It may be worth just giving your dogs eyes a wipe over after each walk to help keep the eyes clean. :)
     
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