Eye issues

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TedsHuman
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Eye issues

Post by TedsHuman » 04 Jul 2016, 11:54

Hi all

Our Teddy is 13 weeks and a fluff ball. I trim around his eyes because his hair seems to grow towards his eyes, but recently one of his eyes is more gunky than the other and always has sleep in it.

It's not weeping and he doesn't seem bothered (i.e not rubbing it) but I was cleaning his eyes this morning and the gunk was a little bit stringy.

I've tried to get an appointment at 2 vets but they are fully booked until Thursday.

In the mean time has anyone got any advice on what to do to try and improve it?

And can you buy over the counter drops for dogs or do they have to come from the vet?

Thanks
Haylie & Ted
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Doodle Dee
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Re: Eye issues

Post by Doodle Dee » 04 Jul 2016, 16:47

I believe you can use optrex. I know I have on Lulu in the past
Lulu & Dx

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TedsHuman
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Re: Eye issues

Post by TedsHuman » 04 Jul 2016, 16:57

Thank you I will try it out.
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Sarahdol75
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Re: Eye issues

Post by Sarahdol75 » 04 Jul 2016, 19:46

Yes I have used optrex on Harley when he has gunky eyes, after I took him to the vets and they charged me over £20 for drops, then told me after I paid for them, that you can use human eye drops, I could have killed him.

I keep a bottle in the fridge now.
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TedsHuman
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Re: Eye issues

Post by TedsHuman » 05 Jul 2016, 18:14

Thank for the advice I've bought optrex infected eye drops, hopefully it clears up.
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Re: Eye issues

Post by linny » 06 Jul 2016, 16:12

Optex infected eye drops are the right ones to use.
I use them on my dogs.....much cheaper than exactly the same thing from the vet. + the added consult charge.

WendyJ
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Re: Eye issues

Post by WendyJ » 07 Jul 2016, 08:25

Hello, our 17 week old Rupert has a similar coat to Teddy and had a gunky eye due to curls nearby. That improved once his face was trimmed and then our big girl Tilly had a closed sticky eye the next day :(

In the past I've been told by experienced dog owner friends to bathe the eye with warm, salted water and, as another option, to use a tiny smear of Golden Eye ointment (human treatment from chemist) as it's easier to put in the corner of the eye than drops!! Have to say it worked a treat and her eye was back to normal next day.

Hope Teddy is better now :D
Wendy, Tilly and Rupert
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linny
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Re: Eye issues

Post by linny » 07 Jul 2016, 12:09

Re the Golden eye ointment....in the old days(and I speak as a genuine oldie :wink: ) we all used Golden eye on our dogs but past posts have indicated that this product has been modified and is no longer suitable or safe to use for dogs.
Optex infectd eye is. .

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Re: Eye issues

Post by WendyJ » 07 Jul 2016, 23:07

Thanks, Linny...very interesting as it was a 'golden oldie' friend who told me about it! So, Optrex it is then :D
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TedsHuman
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Re: Eye issues

Post by TedsHuman » 08 Jul 2016, 13:15

Hi thanks for the advice, we trimmed the hair around his eye (it grows towards his eyes!) bathed it in warm salt water and have been using optrex infected eye drops and it has worked very well.
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harleyboy53
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Re: Eye issues

Post by harleyboy53 » 10 Jul 2016, 07:29

This from another Golden Oldie,at the first sign of gungy eyes I always bathe them with cold tea.

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Re: Eye issues

Post by harleyboy53 » 10 Jul 2016, 07:30

No milk or sugar!!!

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