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Old 08-28-2019, 12:04 AM
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Found lent/fur wad in dog's eye. Now it's gone? What to do?

So I noticed this lump of mostly fur in Charlie left eye. I read some online, got out the treats and proceeded to try and remove it. It was pretty large, about the size of his pupil.

wasn't perturbed by it in the least. Absolutely zero signs of any irritation. He got pretty unhappy when I messed with his eye though. So we wrestled with it for a good 20 or 30 minutes. Eventually we ended up in the kitchen for better lighting and more treats. All of a sudden after some playful petting and motivation for him to behave, I couldn't find the fur wad. I looked all over his eye, as much as I could anyhow...

Now, of course at this point I need to be on constant alert for any signs of discomfort, however right now there are none and there is a chance he was able to flush it with tears and blinking. On the other hand there is a chance it got way far in the back of his eyeball or low in the eyelid. I think based on the capability of the dog to rotate and move his eyeball that far is likely limited this is a slight chance.

But with that said, what do you guys think? Stay on high alert and act at the first sign of trouble? Or schedule to see a vet anyway? (Or a third option of continue to mess with this poor guys eye until I am of a 100% certainty it has gone away?)
Thanks for the advice guys and gals!
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:25 PM
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Hi. That stinks. I would suggest along with being on high alert, to call the vet and ask to speak with the vet tech. Explain the situation and see what they say. If you have that kind of relationship with the vet office. If not i would maybe work on that. The vet techs seem failrly knowledgeable. They have seen a lot.

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Old 08-28-2019, 06:09 PM
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I guess you could call the vet, but eyes are able to clean themselves out very well. It is even possible that with all the manipulation and the dog moving his head out of your reach that that fur wad ended up in his fur where you would not have noticed it.

I would keep an eye on his eye (hah, sounds funny like that) if there is any obvious watering of his eye happening, the dog scratching at his eye, or any signs of infection then go see the vet!
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Actually Wellspan, me and Charlie are fairly new together and haven't made our first trip to the vet. I am planning on scheduling our first appointment on Friday since I am off work. I don't have a very healthy pocket book and his previous owners had just put him through several visits due to an attack at the dog park so I knew he was all good. But I get paid Friday as well and I think it is time that we establish a relationship with a vet, that way I can do as you say if something worrisome happens again.

As for his current condition, I think all is well. He hasn't done a single thing since last night to make me worry about it. I bet you're right Littlefox... It wiped out on his fur at some point between him wiggling and me trying to get it out with a wet cotton swab.

Thank you for the responses and the concern for Charlie!
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