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Old 03-03-2018, 06:03 PM
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:15 AM
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Here's what we do at the vet hospital to clean up gunky eyes: cotton balls with warm water, hold in place over the eye gunk for 1-2 minutes to rehydrate and loosen everything up, wipe of with cotton balls soaked in DILUTED betadine, betadine is great for disinfecting and safe around the eyes but it must be diluted to a light tea coloration, if there's any gunk that doesn't wipe away then we carefully use a few comb to try and brush it out, if the gunk is exceptionally difficult then we'll shave the area so the skin can heal, talk to your vet about having them shave it if your not able to clean it up with the other methods at home.

A bit curious how you ended up with such a young pup,but as Aspen stated its best to start a new post about that so we don't end up going off topic on this post.
Wanted some help, I have been applying betadine regularly. The gunk was hard so warm water cotton balls didn't work.

The hairs on affected area are now falling. Is that normal?
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If you have not had the vet recheck the eye, definitely schedule an appointment for this. Anytime we see dogs with eye issues the vet recommends rechecking them weekly until the problem is fully resolved. Yes the hair falling out can happen if the skin is severely damaged from the eye discharge sitting on it for so long. In a normal healthy dog it should not fall out, and in an ideal situation the issue would be on the mend before it gets to that point. With the hair falling out you're now at a point that I would recommend talking to your vet about carefully shaving that area and remove all the gunk so the skin can heal and not further irritate the area. Also something to note, since you are using betadine and the hair follicles have been damaged, betadine can have adverse effect on skin cells healing(hence why we dilute it) but this may mean there's a chance that the hair won't grow back the same as it was before. Your vet may be able to do the shave as a tech appointment where you don't see the vet or have an exam done. Ideally though it would be best to have the vet recheck the eye and you can discuss shaving the hair and further cleaning at that point.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:51 AM
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If you have not had the vet recheck the eye, definitely schedule an appointment for this. Anytime we see dogs with eye issues the vet recommends rechecking them weekly until the problem is fully resolved. Yes the hair falling out can happen if the skin is severely damaged from the eye discharge sitting on it for so long. In a normal healthy dog it should not fall out, and in an ideal situation the issue would be on the mend before it gets to that point. With the hair falling out you're now at a point that I would recommend talking to your vet about carefully shaving that area and remove all the gunk so the skin can heal and not further irritate the area. Also something to note, since you are using betadine and the hair follicles have been damaged, betadine can have adverse effect on skin cells healing(hence why we dilute it) but this may mean there's a chance that the hair won't grow back the same as it was before. Your vet may be able to do the shave as a tech appointment where you don't see the vet or have an exam done. Ideally though it would be best to have the vet recheck the eye and you can discuss shaving the hair and further cleaning at that point.
Vet checked it some days ago and said the infection is healed now. Although now since yesterday the gunk is taking away hairs with it. Betadine application maybe the cause , so question is they will grow back right ? Or its certain that they won’t?
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If you have not had the vet recheck the eye, definitely schedule an appointment for this. Anytime we see dogs with eye issues the vet recommends rechecking them weekly until the problem is fully resolved. Yes the hair falling out can happen if the skin is severely damaged from the eye discharge sitting on it for so long. In a normal healthy dog it should not fall out, and in an ideal situation the issue would be on the mend before it gets to that point. With the hair falling out you're now at a point that I would recommend talking to your vet about carefully shaving that area and remove all the gunk so the skin can heal and not further irritate the area. Also something to note, since you are using betadine and the hair follicles have been damaged, betadine can have adverse effect on skin cells healing(hence why we dilute it) but this may mean there's a chance that the hair won't grow back the same as it was before. Your vet may be able to do the shave as a tech appointment where you don't see the vet or have an exam done. Ideally though it would be best to have the vet recheck the eye and you can discuss shaving the hair and further cleaning at that point.
Vet checked it some days ago and said the infection is healed now. Although now since yesterday the gunk is taking away hairs with it. Betadine application maybe the cause , so question is they will grow back right ? Or its certain that they won’t?
Oh and yes the infection is healed btw and there is no new puss or gunk. Whats left dry and hard is what I am takling about.
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The hair that has fallen out may or may not grow back normally, no way to know for sure, only time will tell. I would talk to your vet about shaving the area and removing the gunk. The sooner you can get it all cleared off, the sooner the skin and start healing and get better.
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The hair that has fallen out may or may not grow back normally, no way to know for sure, only time will tell. I would talk to your vet about shaving the area and removing the gunk. The sooner you can get it all cleared off, the sooner the skin and start healing and get better.
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Hairs are growing back, they are small atm but growth seems to be normal. Gunk obviously is all gone with the hairs now.
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Sounds like you are making good progress with the eye infection.
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