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Our Jake has an ulcer in his eye, one day it was tearing but it was fine, two days later it was swollen shut. We called the vet and went the next morning, by that time the swelling had gone down and he could open it. His eye was cloudy and I thought for sure he had lost his sight. The vet gave us some drops and told us it was going to look worse before it gets better. We go back tomorrow, it does look better, not so cloudy and he seems to be using it.
Anyone else had this problem?
Sorry to say yes my pug Brutus at 10 yrs old must have got poked by a branch and had a ulcer in his eye, he had a pigs intestine put in it to cover the hole (ulcer) for $2,400.00 and then that didnt take, so I had a frozen donor's piece of a dead dog's eye put in for $3,600.00. This happened 3 years ago he now goes to a doggie optomologist once a year for a check up and is on 2 different eye drops 2 times a day.
But now my poor Brutus at 13 1/2 yrs old has liver and spleen cancer and dont know how long I'm going to have him :(.
You have to be very careful with there eyes.
My Humphrey has the same at the moment, we went to the vets today. a few days ago he had a bit of a teary eye, then gucky, then it started clouding, now he has an eye ulcer, it all happened so quickly. He has drops at the moment and has to go back to see the vet next week. The vet says it was trying to heal itself, but eeds the drops to help it along, they are really difficult to put i as he wrigles so much. I hope it get's better soon for Jake.
I'm having the same problem, i was wondering if anyone had any tips for getting the medicine in their eye. Last night i waited until he fell asleep on my lap and did it quickly before he noticed, but in the daytime he doesn't sleep so soundly. I have noticed an improvement since yesterday when i managed to get the drops in right.
I'm also worried as the end of the aplicator is quite pointy, and i don't want to stick him in the eye with it as he's wriggling.
Glad to here Jakes is improving, our check up is tues (weigh-in also). I know we have another week of treatment after that though. x
I can tell you what we are doing, we were having the same troubles and I agree it's a lot easier when they are sleepy. Going for the outer corner and letting it seep over the eye seems to be the least uncomfortable for him. I know the higher the eyedropper is the more it will startle him when the drop hits the eye. I have the same concern with the tip, I also am afraid of touching to some other surface in our struggles and contaminating it causing an infection.
The one thing I noticed is that Jake actually does better when he knows it's coming. My husband started setting the alarm on his phone and having a quiet discussion with Jake, showing him the bottle before the drops. He still doesn't like it but I think the unknown is scarier. He struggles less when he sees what is about to happen.Then he gets a treat at the end.
It was the same with Emma when she had to take for pills for her PDE, she had 4 pills several times a day. In exasperation one day I sat on the ground, had a frank discussion with her and put the pills on a dish in front of her. I let her see the dish as we took each pill and treated her after we were done.She still hated it but the struggles stopped.
I don't know if it will work for you but it seems to be working for us