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Miss Money Penny Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
My 1 year old choccy lab has had a sore eyelid for a few days. The eyelid is red, flakey and the area below his eye is flakey are and sore. It also appears that the fur is coming out below his eye. He has a tendancy to stick his head in plants, bushes, nettles.. at first I thought it may just be a little rash so I put some savlon on it. It appeared to settle but it hasn't gone away. I'm going to try and book him in to the vets but wondered if anybody might know what this is, or have experienced this or something similar with their dog??

All advice welcome :O)
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
sounds like Conjunctivitis , probably just get drops from the vet ... my big guy gets it all the bloody time , some dogs are just prone to it apparently.
#2
I thought it may be... I heard you can use human eye drops for this. Am I right in thinking that? His eyes seems ok.. its his left eyelid that is sore and flakey. :(
#3
not sure on the drops , i probably would just go with the drops the vet gives you if it is that , make sure there is no hairs stuck under the main eye lid or in the nictitating membrane that can cause a bit of iritation and inflame the eye etc, i would just keep using steril water to clean the gunk away till you goto the vet. Could even be a reaction to somethin he has stuck his head into , my DDB has a allergy to cut grass lol and his eyes go red from that if he is out playing when the grass is cut.

Edited By: wallzer on Aug 03, 2010 16:07: ...
#4
Thanks Wallzer.. I've managed to book an appoitmnet tomorrow eve and grovelled to my boss to let me leave work early to take him.

There isnt any gunk coming from his eyes.. it just seems his eyelid is all sore and flakey. There is not a chance in hell I'm gonna be able to get eye drops into his eyes!!
#5
hehehe do it when he sleeps , its like world war 3 when i give mine any sort of medicine
#6
Lol.. when he sleeps.. he hears everything, he would wake up the second I got within 10 steps of him. This is a dog that fights with me just to put his damn lead on!!
#7
My choc lab had a similiar problem last year - he is pretty dumb, always trying to catch anything that flies so we thought he had a bee/insect sting. Has it swollen up? Took him to vets and she gave him an antihistamine (I think), some gel and a silly plastic hood thing to stop him scratching - costs about £80!

Also, sounds daft but do u have any of those plug in air-freshners near his bed? Found out my dog is allergic to those the hard way... Good luck - most choc labs are mad and very accident prone!
#8
mine are forever sticking their heads in things thank god for antihistamines and sudocrem lol hope it clears up soon
#9
hyperemisis
My choc lab had a similiar problem last year - he is pretty dumb, always trying to catch anything that flies so we thought he had a bee/insect sting. Has it swollen up? Took him to vets and she gave him an antihistamine (I think), some gel and a silly plastic hood thing to stop him scratching - costs about £80!

Also, sounds daft but do u have any of those plug in air-freshners near his bed? Found out my dog is allergic to those the hard way... Good luck - most choc labs are mad and very accident prone!


Seems very similar to what my doggy has. We dont have any of those indoor air fresheners but my pup does chase insects too. I thought it was just a rash from mucking about in the garden but he seems to be scratching alot. :(
#10
dmissy13
mine are forever sticking their heads in things thank god for antihistamines and sudocrem lol hope it clears up soon


Ive got sudocream.. should I try this on his eye?
#11
you could try it as long as it doesn't go too close to the eye it may help to stop the rash itching
#12
Ive just popped to the Pharmacy around the corner from my work and the Pharmacist has given me chloramphenicol eye drops which he said are fine for dogs and should do the trick. Will try them tonight.
#13
Miss Money Penny
Ive just popped to the Pharmacy around the corner from my work and the Pharmacist has given me chloramphenicol eye drops which he said are fine for dogs and should do the trick. Will try them tonight.


We did exactly the same thing when we had our Choc Lab - same strength the Vet gives you at a fraction of the cost. It will clear it up fine.

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