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    Default4month old with eye infection

    My poor little DJ woke up this morning with a yellow sticky eye. He was playing rough & tumble with a 7 mth black lab in the local park yesterday & yelped and hid behind me. Any views on whether this might be a coincidence or if it could be from a scratch?

    Vet advised by phone to buy Optrex for eye infections from chemist, has anyone else used human medicines on their pups. I trust my vet but I'm a bit nervous.

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    The vet did not want to see him? That's odd. I would suspect an eye injury/corneal scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    The vet did not want to see him? That's odd. I would suspect an eye injury/corneal scratch.
    i find that odd as well.
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    And eyes are not something I would self diagnose or self treat.
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    I would have your vet check your pup. The vet should stain the eye looking for a corneal abrasion/ulcer. I don't fuss with eyes. Even if it is conjunctivitis & not a scratch, I would feel better having an eye checked by a vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgie View Post
    I would have your vet check your pup. The vet should stain the eye looking for a corneal abrasion/ulcer. I don't fuss with eyes. Even if it is conjunctivitis & not a scratch, I would feel better having an eye checked by a vet.
    This precisely. A fluroescein stain in the eye will show up any scratches or abnormal flaws that shouldn't be there. I would say given his initial reaction (based on my own experience), that eye has been injured. It shows up like this:

    http://eso-cdn.bestpractice.bmj.com/...-2_default.jpg

    Having Pugs & Shih Tzu's over the years, I've had LOTS of experience with eye problems ranging from being nothing to serious eye ulcers that have taken up to 3-4 weeks to fix & glaucoma in my rescue Pug that resulted in his eye having to be removed. Eyes aren't a guessing game. Frankly, I'm surprised your vet didn't take it seriously. I'd be looking for a new vet whose first reaction should be "get him in here NOW for a check up".

    Hope it's nothing serious. Please keep us posted.
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    Thanks for your input guys. It's 3.15am now & DJ has been vomitting a little, but seems to have settled. He's drinking water & wee'ing so doesn't seem dehydrated. Guess he has an infection of some sort. I'll be calling the vet again 1st thing. Feel so sorry for the little fella!

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    Poor guy. I wouldn't mess around with the eye. Could be a scratch or some sort of infection. Kolby had conjunctivitis which caused a gross greenish discharge that smelled very metallic. Medicated eye drops from the vet cleared it up!

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    Eye infections mean a trip to the vet.

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    DJ's like a different puppy today. not even the slightest crust around his eye & he was literally bouncing all 4 feet off the floor when he heard his breakfast. So relieved, whatever it was seems to be over very quickly with a sleepless night & lots of cuddles.

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