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Post by Hawthorne » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Thursday Freyja's eyes started to look different. I noticed that her eyelids looked a little poofy and her lower eye lids looked bumpy. Friday, her eyelids were more poofy and started to look pink. I took her to the vet and she has a double eye infection. The vet likened it to pink eye. It's contagious and so we have to keep an eye on our other three pups.
He gave us eye drops to give her 4 times a day for 14 days. He said to bring her back on Monday if we don't see improvement or if she starts to squint or seems sensitive to light.
Poor girl. Her eyes are itchy. :(

I'm guessing that she got it from our neighbor's dogs. :?: We did our neighbor a favor and let her dogs out a few times the other day. It's the only thing I can think of that was different in our routine that she could have been exposed. I'm just so glad I noticed it on Thursday, and then took her to the vet yesterday.
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:43 pm

Poor girl, hope it goes away soon :(
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Post by Hawthorne » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:25 am

Thanks. The eye drops the vet gave us seem to be working already. I just wanted to post because I wasn't sure at first if it was an allergic reaction or an eye infection. So for others reading--the symptoms above are indicative of an eye infection and medical attention is needed!!
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Post by susann » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:49 pm

Hawthorne wrote:Thanks. The eye drops the vet gave us seem to be working already. I just wanted to post because I wasn't sure at first if it was an allergic reaction or an eye infection. So for others reading--the symptoms above are indicative of an eye infection and medical attention is needed!!
Maccon got an infection too.. went to the vet but she didn't give him anything. She said it looked ok. I was not satisfied with her answer so I went to another vet about a week later and she sent us to an specialist. The specialist near me was on 3 weeks vacation so we had to wait another week to get to a another vet and specialist. His left eye is dark now because of the infektion on iris. Hopefully his right eye will stay healty. He said its just bad luck and nothing genetic. Peoples can get the infektion too and get dark eye from it. He don't see well on left eye. Poor boy!

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Post by Hawthorne » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:28 pm

Oh no, Susann! I'm sorry to hear about your boy.
Our vet said the infection could cause a number of things: first of all it makes their eyes itchy, so the dogs can eventually scratch their cornea. The vet did an eye stain to make sure her eyes were okay ($30 just for the eye stain). Then, the vet also told us that if left untreated the infection can cause light sensitivity so if we saw her squinting to bring her back on Monday.

Her eyes look a little better today--not so much swelling in her eyelids. Poor girl...

I was thinking she got into something or perhaps something we use to clean the house caused a reaction (though I try to use natural products instead of chemicals both for our sake and for the dogs--like vinegar and water to mop the floors.)

So where are you at with this--are you waiting to see a specialist? I hope things work out for him. <3
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Post by susann » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:40 pm

Hawthorne wrote:Oh no, Susann! I'm sorry to hear about your boy.
Our vet said the infection could cause a number of things: first of all it makes their eyes itchy, so the dogs can eventually scratch their cornea. The vet did an eye stain to make sure her eyes were okay ($30 just for the eye stain). Then, the vet also told us that if left untreated the infection can cause light sensitivity so if we saw her squinting to bring her back on Monday.

Her eyes look a little better today--not so much swelling in her eyelids. Poor girl...

I was thinking she got into something or perhaps something we use to clean the house caused a reaction (though I try to use natural products instead of chemicals both for our sake and for the dogs--like vinegar and water to mop the floors.)

So where are you at with this--are you waiting to see a specialist? I hope things work out for him. <3
Been giving him eye drops for 2 months now. 1 month with eye drops every 8 hour, 14 days with eye drops x2, 14 days with eye drops x 1 and now 14 days with eye drops every other day. 1 week to go... now we just have to keep an eye on it and call him if any changes. If not.. he will look at it again in about 4 months. and yes.. he told us about seeing in bright sun and not very ckear on his left eye.
But.. he is still the most happy smiling dog I have ever met.. :lol:

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Post by Ryphen » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:56 pm

From what you describe with Freya, sounds a lot like a viral conjuctivitis or allergic conjunctivitis. I have an allergic conjunctivitis to something that I can't figure out since it doesn't happen very often, but I get the same itchy, pink, puffy, watery eyes. I'm willing to bet the vet gave you a corticosteroid to stop the itching and reduce the swelling. The itching was always the part that would drive me crazy.

Hope both she and Maccon feel better soon.

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Post by Hawthorne » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:04 pm

The eye drops are: Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution, USP
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Post by susann » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:10 pm

Ryphen wrote:From what you describe with Freya, sounds a lot like a viral conjuctivitis or allergic conjunctivitis. I have an allergic conjunctivitis to something that I can't figure out since it doesn't happen very often, but I get the same itchy, pink, puffy, watery eyes. I'm willing to bet the vet gave you a corticosteroid to stop the itching and reduce the swelling. The itching was always the part that would drive me crazy.

Hope both she and Maccon feel better soon.
Thank you! Maccons eye will always be dark.. but I don't care as long as he is healthy :?

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Post by Sylvaen » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:52 am

My dogs occasionally get eye infections, usually from a bit of dirt, hair or some other foreign object - I treat it with either Tobrex or Maxitrol eye drops (depending on the nature of the infection).
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Post by Ryphen » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:39 am

Hawthorne wrote:The eye drops are: Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution, USP
Ah yes, the antibacterial standby when dealing with eye infections. Good stuff. Woe will be the day if things ever start becoming resistant to it.

susann wrote:Thank you! Maccons eye will always be dark.. but I don't care as long as he is healthy :?
Good health is really the only thing that matters in the end. I'm sure he appreciates you looking out for him. ;)

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Post by susann » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:36 pm

Ryphen wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:The eye drops are: Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution, USP
Ah yes, the antibacterial standby when dealing with eye infections. Good stuff. Woe will be the day if things ever start becoming resistant to it.

susann wrote:Thank you! Maccons eye will always be dark.. but I don't care as long as he is healthy :?
Good health is really the only thing that matters in the end. I'm sure he appreciates you looking out for him. ;)
I am and he knows it.. my always smiling boy :lol: :D

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Re: eye infection

Post by Ryphen » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:26 am

Hmm, Kumho must've heard us talking about eye infections because his right eye started tearing and getting a little gunky today. Silly boy must've been feeling left out.

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