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Help-flushing out pup's eye

Jasmine,s eye isn't opening totally and I finally managed to get a good look-there appears to be something brownish on the surface irittating it. I'm fairly certain it is debris because it seems to move around I'd like to try flushing it out before taking her to the vet. How can I do this?

Also, she threw up a few times last night but is her usual spunky self this morning. Just wanted to include that info in case there is some eye-throwing up illness she could have!

Thank you so much for suggestions!
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I'd suggest getting the dog to the vet, right away. This is a standard procedure for eyes; I believe for ears, too.

I would NOT flush out an eye; vet needs to see what is going on; also you risk further injury by doing that before you get a diagnosis.

Good luck with it! Please report back!

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Ok, taking to vet! Thanks!
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Great! Please report back when you can!

The trick with eyes is, if it's one kind of problem, a certain kind of treatment is necessary; if it's another kind, the OPPOSITE kind of treatment is necessary. The idea in getting a dog with eye problems to the vet just as quickly as possible is to save the eyesight!

It's possible the vomiting and the eye problem are unrelated, but maybe there's a connection. I'll be most interested to learn what your vet says.

Rooting for you and Jasmine!

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Ok, back from vet. Turned out it was a tiny seed pod suctioned onto the eye. At first he was worried it was a burr that was burrowing through it, but thank goodness it was more minor. He had to sedate her to get it off and there is a small ulcer. I have various ointments and he said it should heal fine. Back on Monday to make sure it's ok.

Thank you so much for the advice to go to the vet right away! He said it could have caused serious damage but we caught it very early. The vomiting is probably unrelated but funnily in a way it's a good thing she was vomitting because it caused ne to examine her closely and otherwise I may not have noticed the eye problem as soon.

She is now happily chewing a bully, and I got one for my older dog as well. It's their favorite treat but a rare one!
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Scary, good thing you took her right away.

Feel better soon Jasmine!

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Glad she is going to be ok!!

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Ok, back from vet. Turned out it was a tiny seed pod suctioned onto the eye. At first he was worried it was a burr that was burrowing through it, but thank goodness it was more minor. He had to sedate her to get it off and there is a small ulcer. I have various ointments and he said it should heal fine. Back on Monday to make sure it's ok.

Thank you so much for the advice to go to the vet right away! He said it could have caused serious damage but we caught it very early. The vomiting is probably unrelated but funnily in a way it's a good thing she was vomitting because it caused ne to examine her closely and otherwise I may not have noticed the eye problem as soon.

She is now happily chewing a bully, and I got one for my older dog as well. It's their favorite treat but a rare one!
Good job! So glad it wasn't anything more serious! Now you know - eye problem, off to the vet! Promptly!

Glad you get bully sticks for BOTH dogs. I'd never get just one if I had more than one dog - always one for each dog!

Presumably the vet gave you the ointments? Did he show you how to apply them? It's important to be religious about applying the ointments!

I never had to use ointments or drops with Camellia since she became my dog, but I've had to use them with previous dogs and cats.

I'd be interested to learn what ointments they are, if you have time to post that information!

Hope the vomiting has cleared up!

The eye recheck is important too, and I hope you'll report back Monday after that vet visit! Sounds as though your vet is very good! It's so great to Hav good vets!

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glad you took her to the vet. Occasionally one of mine will throw up for no reason and feel fine, guess just a mild tummy ache.

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I am just reading this so glad you got to the vet. Eye problems always need a Vet visit even if its at night or a weekend. Prompt treatment can not only save their eye but the eye sight as well in most cases. Please be sure to give the eye meds on time and until your Vet says stop even if your pup seems fine.

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