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Potential Eye Infection in my dog

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Potential Eye Infection in my dog

Hello - we woke up this morning to our 8 month year old dog having a fairly red eye.

Didn't think anything of it until we noticed there was yellow discharge coming from it. Is this something we can take care of on our own to monitor before deciding to take her to the vet?

Was thinking of washing the eye with saline solution or using polysporin eye drops.

Thanks,
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If it were me, I'd take the dog to the vet ASAP. The last thing you want is for your dog to lose an eye. Also, you don't know how long it's already been since the scratch.
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I agree with kittypink. Call your vet NOW and tell whoever answers the phone that it is an eye issue. Vets take eye issues very seriously.
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If you plan on going to the vet soon as suggested, IMO, it's best not to wash out the eye. To help determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, it will help the vet see the eye "as is."
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@kittypink - since you suggested (and rightly so) that the OP take the pup to the vet, it started me thinking about your poodle. How are the eyes? I know too much about eye issues (fortunately not PRA) but we did have to see the Toronto board certified ophthalmologist since he was 7 - so 9 years. He had to take prescription eye drops twice daily and have his eye pressure monitored.

We had our dog at the vet clinic the day that his eyes started showing issues. At first it appeared to be conjunctivitis but as it turned out it wasn't - we had the pink eye treatment, but to no avail. A referral was made for us to Dr. Gray at the VEC and fortunately with their special magnifying equipment she was able to see his eye issues immediately. Primary vets often do not have the magnifying equipment in these days of specialists for everything that they once had.

Hopefully, your pup will not have eye issues - but watch out for too many teeth in small mouths. I know more about teeth, back and neck disc issues and eye issues than I ever wanted to. But I really miss our pup and always will.
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Blanche123 wrote: @kittypink - since you suggested (and rightly so) that the OP take the pup to the vet, it started me thinking about your poodle. How are the eyes? I know too much about eye issues (fortunately not PRA) but we did have to see the Toronto board certified ophthalmologist since he was 7 - so 9 years. He had to take prescription eye drops twice daily and have his eye pressure monitored.

We had our dog at the vet clinic the day that his eyes started showing issues. At first it appeared to be conjunctivitis but as it turned out it wasn't - we had the pink eye treatment, but to no avail. A referral was made for us to Dr. Gray at the VEC and fortunately with their special magnifying equipment she was able to see his eye issues immediately. Primary vets often do not have the magnifying equipment in these days of specialists for everything that they once had.

Hopefully, your pup will not have eye issues - but watch out for too many teeth in small mouths. I know more about teeth, back and neck disc issues and eye issues than I ever wanted to. But I really miss our pup and always will.
Hi Blanche, my poodle's eyes are fine according to the vet when last we saw her. Her parents were both tested and cleared for PRA, so we should be good on that front. As for her teeth, she's nearly 8 months now and she still has her two baby teeth canines, with the adult canines growing in front of it. I'm hoping it'll fall out any day now, if not we'll have to get it pulled when she has her spay, but I'm not planning on having her spayed until after her first heat, which according to her breeder should be around 8 months.

I think it's so amazing that you adopt senior dogs. It takes a special kind of person who is able to take on that kind of responsibility.

@sen6es , any update on your dog's eye?
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Great news, kittypink! I hope your Poodle continues to do well. Every time I would see the 3 mini Poodles being groomed I would think of your pup. It was funny that the smallest Poodle was in charge - and they were all small, but this one had the "attitude" that I so love (but not everybody does). All 3 of the dogs were smart as Poodles generally are, but this particular one was brilliant.

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