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Jen Behler | 6 months ago
Dog Won’t Open Eye, Red, Watery

My dog, Max, was recently diagnosed with diabetes. We are still trying to find the right dose of insulin and were making progress until yesterday. His sugar was back up to 471 yesterday when 2 weeks ago it was 275. We know cataracts are already forming but this morning before 4am he woke me up. I thought he had to go outside but when I got him, realized he wasn’t opening his left eye. When he does open it, it seems rolled back and is red. His third eyelid is also visible. The right one is better but also seems like it might be bothering him. I contacted the vet for walk in hours today but wanted to see if anyone else has had this issue and what it might be.
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Krista Magnifico
5 months ago

Hello, Me again. I think that as long as he is acting completely normal otherwise AND not rubbing his face or eye (which can cause trauma or damage to the cornea (think about all the doctors advice to not run your eyes)), then you are probably fine to wait until we open at 1. If he is rubbing his face please place an ecollar on him. You can always make a quick make shift one with either a large price of plastic or thick poster board or even a bucket (do a google search for homemade ecolllars people get creative.… Read more »

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Terri Griffin | 2 years ago
My (?) Year Old Adult Kitty Who Appeared In Our Yard A Few Months Ago…

My (?) year old adult kitty who appeared in our yard a few months ago has just had entropion surgery. He seems to be doing well, but there is a lot of redness on the inside of his “new” eyelids. It’s only been 4 days, but just wondering if this redness is normal? I’m patting Terramycin cream on twice a day, but don’t want to pull on his stitches in order to get it inside the eye. Poor guy has been through who-knows-what before his guardian angel plopped him into our yard 🙂

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
Some redness and swelling is normal post op. But I usually recommend any clients of mine call me and recheck within a few days of surgery just to make sure everything is healing normally.

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Mike Galvin | 2 years ago
Dog’s Eyes Red And Has Discharge

Dog’s eyes red and has discharge

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Please see your vet ASAP. I always tell people that eyes have the unique quality of getting really bad really fast, and if treated early enough, they can get really good really fast too. Please see your vet as soon as possible. I don’t know if this is infection, allergies, eyelid irregularity. Etc. There are a huge number of things that can cause redness to the eyes. Some can even jeoprodize vision.

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Marshmallow The Rabbit | 2 years ago
How Do You Tell If You’re Bunny Is An American White, A New Zealand Or…

How do you tell if you’re bunny is an American White, a New Zealand or a Florida White rabbit?
My bunny is a white bunny with red eyes and they all seem to look exactly like her.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
You may have to find a local rabbit enthusiast or expert to help identify the breed. In the dog world we can use dna testing. Most bigger cities have rabbit interest groups. You could try asking them.

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Alexis Moreno | 2 years ago
Is The Red Puffiness Allergies? Both Her Eyes Look Like This, I Can’t Tell…

Is the red puffiness allergies? Both her eyes look like this, I can’t tell if she’s in pain, she’s acting completely normal. It just concerns me, because they look painful

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Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning? Sorry about your pup. I don’t wait on the eyes… I always think of them as an emergency for obvious reasons. I would call my vet right away, and have them checked. Even if it ends up being allergies, they can give your dog something to help. And if it something more, you’ll be very happy you didn’t wait.

Laura
2 years ago

I agree, that’s concerning. Please get her to the vet today.

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Brittany Garcia | 2 years ago
My Cat Is An Indoor/outdoor Kitty And He Came Home With His Eye Very Swollen…

My cat is an indoor/outdoor kitty and he came home with his eye very swollen. His right eye is swollen and his face his puffy. They are red, leaking fluid, cloudy and he has a white covering his eye. I believe it’s his third eyelid, I think. I’ve had to give him wet canned food because he is having trouble chewing his dry food. The vet is closed today and I am wondering what I could do for him at home in the meantime?

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2 years ago

That looks BAD. If your vet has an emergency line, I’d call it.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Please find a vet ASAP. The longer you wait the worse the prognosis of saving the eye is. This looks like a very nasty wound/injury. Until you can get there don’t let him rub his eye.

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Grace Karpicke | 2 years ago
My Kitten’s Eye Is Oosing Our Green Stuff, Very Red And She Won’t Open It…

My kitten’s eye is oosing our green stuff, very red and she won’t open it. What should i do?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Have you seen a vet? They are the best place to start. It sounds like it might be an upper respiratory infection or herpes virus? It is important to see a vet ASAP so they can start treating the kitten and hopefully save the eyes from any permanent damage. If you are worried about finances please call shelters or rescues. But get help ASAP.

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Katherine K | 2 years ago
My Cat Has Red, Skin Stuff In Her Eyes. Can Anyone Help? She Won’t Hold…

My cat has red, skin stuff in her eyes. Can anyone help? She won’t hold still so I can’t get a great picture. The red stuff you can kind of see has spread even further.

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Sarah
2 years ago

It could be a few different things. Your vet would have to look at it more closely to determine what treatment would help. They may even need to do a skin scrape to find out if it is fungul or allergy related or something else. I would make an appointment for the vet as early as you can.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

I agree with Sarah. I start with an exam to decide whether an antibiotic is needed. And try to identify the underlying cause. Until you do that it is very hard to expect to treat it successfully. I have to admit a lot of cases are suspected allergies. And respond very well to a first round treatment course if started early. Don’t wait when it involves the eyes. They are too sensitive and fragile

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Kelly Thornborrow | 2 years ago
Hi! My Dog Has Been Having Issues With The Area Surrounding Her Eyes For The…

Hi! My dog has been having issues with the area surrounding her eyes for the past year. To give a bit of background, she is a 2.5yo mixed breed. I have been told by the family that gave her to us that some of the other rescues from there have been prone to skin issues. When this problem is latent the area surrounding her eyes is slightly darker and she has some hair loss. When it flares up, she becomes very itchy and her eyes become puffy and red. We have taken her to vets, they have never given a clear Dx and the issue always comes back. She doesn’t appear to have any other allergy-related symptoms and the itchiness seems cyclic. Apoquel appeared to help the longest but it eventually came back after that. Recently, we have moved overseas and the local vets are not as willing to accept my input. They put us on a costly treatment for Demodex which ended up being over 300 Euro and in less than a week, her eye problem came back. To be quite honest, I think the small progress that the Demodex Tx made was due to the fact I kept a cone on her during that time. I’m kind of concerned that my local vets are just attempting to drain my wallet rather than help my pup. Any insight on what could be causing this and how I can help her would be much appreciated. Photo attached.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, My best guess would be chronic atopy. Based on the history and photo. In my opinion if the apoquel helps many dogs need to be on it long term. Also, I think there are very affordable options to ruling out Demodex that are available. I use the newest generation of flea and tick oral meds to rule this out and treat JIC. This class of drug, isoxazolines, treat Demodex off label. So it shouldn’t be expensive to treat for them. I always do and I don’t scrape until I am proven wrong if $$ is an issue. Also the… Read more »

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Lori Folly | 3 years ago
I Have A 3 Year Old Weim. On 12/18/17 I Took Her To The Vet…

I have a 3 year old weim. On 12/18/17 I took her to the vet to have a bump on her right side (where the trunk and leg kind of meet). I wasn’t really sure what it was at first so I had been picking at it. When we got to the vet, they tried to aspirate it, but said there were too many red blood cells in the sample and to keep an eye on it. It is a single nodule that measures about 1/2 cm by 1/4 cm and moves freely with a round border. It’s color is like a grey hue and it looks like there are some hairs poking through throughout the nodule. It doesn’t seem to bother her at all or even when I touch it. It hasn’t grown, but it has not gone away. Should I take her back to the vet to try to get another aspirate or keep watching it?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I would follow your vets advice and notify them if it changes size, shape or becomes bothersome to your dog.