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Old 02-05-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Eye Stye Problem

Bella, 5, began getting styes in her left eye and then it spread to the right. Nothing has changed and I still clean their eyes out every day. We took her to the vet when RX drops didn't help and she was put on a prednisone/antihistimine tablet.

After a couple days, the styes went away except for the original one, but it was greatly reduced. Now she is on the prednisone every other day and the styes are coming back.

I don't have a clue what is causing them. Can anyone help?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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So strange. Last night this happened to Fred! How ironic. He was acting really strange. He was very itchy and was biting his butt and paws. In the middle of the night his eye was swollen! I put a warn tea bag on it and gave him 1/2 a benadryl. By the am, his left eye was about 1/2 as swollen but his other eye had swelled up. I made an appt at the vet and gave him another 1/2 benadryl and tea bag on his eyes. He is fine now, so I cancelled the vet. Did her eye look like this?
His itchy stopped and I also took him to groomer to get anal glands cleaned up. I wasn't sure what was causing his discomfort, so decided to cover all the basis
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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I took Emmie to an animal ophthalmologist and he said you shouldn't use commercial eye wipes on your dog as they often cause irritation. Instead, just use a warm washcloth to clean the eyes and the hair nearby.
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I use baby wipes, but I might switch to the warm wash cloth
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I had to share. Fred is just the most wonderful patient. I made him lie still with the tea bags on his eyes. He didn't move an inch, but sure wanted to!! It's almost like he knows it needs to be done to get better.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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Fred is pretty amazing to just lie there with the tea bag. Guess he knows it's going to help him. Well trained guy you have there. Linda.
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Wow, I was wondering how you got tea bags on his eyes to help him! He's a pretty impressive, trusting and compliant boy. What a sweety! I want to tummy-rub
him for it!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! I really am lucky to have 3 really great dogs.
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So strange. Last night this happened to Fred! How ironic. He was acting really strange. He was very itchy and was biting his butt and paws. In the middle of the night his eye was swollen! I put a warn tea bag on it and gave him 1/2 a benadryl. By the am, his left eye was about 1/2 as swollen but his other eye had swelled up. I made an appt at the vet and gave him another 1/2 benadryl and tea bag on his eyes. He is fine now, so I cancelled the vet. Did her eye look like this?
His itchy stopped and I also took him to groomer to get anal glands cleaned up. I wasn't sure what was causing his discomfort, so decided to cover all the basis
Her eye did look like that--the fur was scratched off by her. Stange thing is that she gets a Benedryl in the AM and PM on a regular basis. I wonder if it is something deep in the grass where they go. It's a small area and my husband won't use chemicals on it to keep it safe. But Bella will kick her feet and make a complete circle after she does something so I wonder if she's getting fungus or whatever on her feet.
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Fred does the kick thing too! Maybe that has something to do with it. Crazy. I need to get to the bottom of this!
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