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!