- Feb 2, 2016
very innovative! Yes, dogs definitely make all eye stuff worse by pawing at it. Silly creatures. Good plan to see how it looks tomorrow and then go from there. Fingers crossed it looks better tomorrow!@Diamond Girl 21
Thank you for the suggestions!
Here is a quick update, I did clean it up and did a warm compress and read that you can use triple antibiotic ointment on a dog so I very carefully put some one. One problem, he was pawing at his eye and of course I just got rid of all the E-collars we had so what to do?
Paper plate! I just cut a hole so the dog can fit his head through but he can't scratch that spot. I'm thinking he has probably been messing with it making it worse so we will see what it looks like tomorrow.
Desperate times.....very innovative! Yes, dogs definitely make all eye stuff worse by pawing at it. Silly creatures. Good plan to see how it looks tomorrow and then go from there. Fingers crossed it looks better tomorrow!
No, I understood what you were saying. I think if he wasn't eating and wasn't acting himself I would bring him right in. It's very frustrating though that our vet is not offering any alternative apart from "curbside pickup". Very frustrating times for sure.@StephanieLynn I am glad it seems a bit better. I was not suggesting you not see a vet, rather offering at-home remedies which I’ve used. My parents bred dogs and owned a kennel growing up, so while not an expert, certainly not a novice with pets.
Keep up the warm compresses as often as you can today. Maybe when he’s sleeping you can’t cuddle in and gently, but firmly, hold the warm, wet compress on his eye. Good luck!
This is good to know thank you so much. I really think that between him pawing at his face and his sister licking his face, it aggravated the hell out of it. I think it's reassuring that it already looks better with rather minimal effort.Looks like either a bug bite or a stye (can dogs get styes?) but could also be allergic reaction to something. Lucky gets one here and there usually during allergy season and I just use the ointment I got from the vet on it. takes a couple of days before the redness goes down. In general if I can get her to leave it alone it dosen't end up worse.
If exceptionally itchy you can safely give dogs benedryl tablets (we do 4, she can take up to 7)
I agree that would make things so much easier. Although right now he would probably be saying that he didn't appreciate the plate around his head because even the cats made fun of him!If he's eating, drinking & doing his business, then that's terrific news. Plus, it's a positive sign it's looking better today. You may have it licked, no pun intended! These fur babies can be so worrisome, I just wish they could talk sometimes!
I will definitely check it out! Also I have to tell you that our dogs look a lot alike, let me see if I can find a favorite picture since he looks a little scruffy at the moment.Oh my, I can just see it--have you visited pluto.living on IG? You must go check it out, it is a hoot! Go see the video's from the beginning, so fun.