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Old 04-06-2011, 04:43 PM
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My puppy has what I suspect is Conjunctivitis/Sore Eyes. HELP!

Hi guys!

I'm a newbie. I've a toy poodle X chi hua hua who just turned 4 months old. After giving him a bath today and napping for a little while after that, he woke up and starting squinting his left eye.

I monitored him for a bit and examined him only to find out that his "eye white" is reddish in color. After a few hours, the area around his eye seemed to be slightly swollen.

Is it really conjunctivitis/sore eyes? What can I do to make him feel better before sending him to the vet? I've tried cleaning his infected eye with a damp cotton swab dipped in buffered saline, and also gave him eye drops. It seemed to work only for 2 hours before he starts to have pus around his eyes again. What should I do?

Also, he just had his 2nd vaccine 2 days before this, could this be an allergy reaction?

PLEASE HELP ME!
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He might have gotten soap in his eye when you bathed him and I don't know what kind of eye drops you gave him but you should only do that when the vet prescribes them for him since human medications are not usually safe for dogs. I would take him to the vet.
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Is it really conjunctivitis/sore eyes? What can I do to make him feel better before sending him to the vet? I've tried cleaning his infected eye with a damp cotton swab dipped in buffered saline, and also gave him eye drops. It seemed to work only for 2 hours before he starts to have pus around his eyes again. What should I do?



Pus around his eye = infection. Don't put anything else in his eye and take him to the vet ASAP. You may have gotten soap in his eye, he rubbed his eye to get the soap out, caused an ulcer and it got secondarily infected or the conjunctiva could just be infected and the bath is a red herring. Either way, he needs a prompt vet trip before he makes it traumatically worse.
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He might have gotten soap in his eye when you bathed him and I don't know what kind of eye drops you gave him but you should only do that when the vet prescribes them for him since human medications are not usually safe for dogs. I would take him to the vet.
Oh dear.. but I bathed him like how I normally would and there weren't any problems before that. I'll bring him to a vet asap! Thanks!
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Pus around his eye = infection. Don't put anything else in his eye and take him to the vet ASAP. You may have gotten soap in his eye, he rubbed his eye to get the soap out, caused an ulcer and it got secondarily infected or the conjunctiva could just be infected and the bath is a red herring. Either way, he needs a prompt vet trip before he makes it traumatically worse.

It's actually like tear stains build up at the corner of his eyes.. Nonetheless I'll bring him to a vet asap!
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For future baths-- go to the store and pick up Artificial Tears OINTMENT (yes, human). If you put that in his eyes before bathing, it will prevent soap from getting in them. You may have just been lucky before this.

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Hopefully it's a quick fix and he'll be just fine
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For future baths-- go to the store and pick up Artificial Tears OINTMENT (yes, human). If you put that in his eyes before bathing, it will prevent soap from getting in them. You may have just been lucky before this.

Good Luck!
I didn't know such stuff existed. My goodness. Thanks so much!!!!
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It's actually like tear stains build up at the corner of his eyes.. Nonetheless I'll bring him to a vet asap!
Okay, tear staining isn't so bad... but the redness and swelling is still a problem so I still think you should go to the vet to pick up stuff to soothe his eyes and make sure he hasn't already caused a worse injury.
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Okay, tear staining isn't so bad... but the redness and swelling is still a problem so I still think you should go to the vet to pick up stuff to soothe his eyes and make sure he hasn't already caused a worse injury.
Yea.. I'm gonna do so asap. Getting a little worried cos he would start pawing his eye when he wakes up from a nap!
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