Well, guess what, it didn't help.
After two pills he would just light up when I tried to get the drops in.
I just cannot do this to him.
So, I put a big gob of the ointment on my finger and did my very best to get it around/in his eye. I'm sure some of it went in.
This morning I did not have the heart to tranquilze him again so I put a slip lead on him and held him quietly and did the big glob of the ointment again.
I'm going to talk with my vet friend in a few minutes to see if she can get me some more ointment that has the steroid in it, and also she had said something about having him on some pred for a few days as well.
I think I'm changing vets (from my vet, to my friend). She is so caring and wonderful. And she also told me, as I've suspected all along, that this is definitely from his bordatella shot and that in the future, with ANY of his vaccines we need to give him some pre-meds (steroid shot) so that he doesn't have this kind of reaction again. She said in most cases it is not the vaccine itself, but the preservatives in it that will cause these problems. She also suggested we do the inter-nasal bordatella next time. And, she also assured me this is NOT contagious. I've been so worried that Magnum and Ruger would get this.
She is a doll.
Oh, and Remington still loves me
Poor little guy...I can't believe he fought through the tranq! I hope the ointment got in there and starts to work soon.
That's great that he still loves you. Everytime I have to put drops in Elias' eye or ears he's skiddish with me for days. :'(
Linda, have you tried taking Remington into the bathroom to apply the ointment? Sometimes it's easier doing stuff like that in a smaller area. Hope his eye improves!
Poor Remi....Poor Linda. Your friend sounds great. Hope you have some better luck today.
Penny from Sunny Southern California
Sorry he's giving you a hard time, Linda. Do what you have to do to fix his eyes.
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Drops are much easier to give than an ointment... maybe you can see if that is an option
Oh boy! Well, sounds like you have a good plan.
You know, I thought all bordatella was intra-nasal...I didn't know they even had an injection for that! Well, even vaccine-sensitive Angus has never had a problem with the intra-nasal bordatella, so maybe that will work better for Remi.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Good thoughts for your continued treatment of Remington.