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dont let your dog stick their head out the window!
when its too hot or cold for a walk,i alwaks take django for a drive. we go thru the neighborhood and i open my window all the way to let django breathi n the fresh air. i drive VERY slow less then 10 mps and soaks in all the smells. tuesday
i had to run to CVS and it was 23 degrees so i took D for a ride. i opened the window and was going a tad bit faster than usual. the next morning his eye was the size of a big marble, green goop coming out of each end of his eye so much to the point that his eye was sealed shut! i managed to wipe away as much as possible. he was being groomed yesterday so the groomer gave him a nice eye bath and got all the goop off. his eye was so swollen and red it looked as though his eyelids had turned inside out.
of course, i got in to see the vet and he thinks something got in his eye or he got bit by a spider or a rip in his cornia. they tested for the tear, all was good. i don't think it was a spider bite.
he gave him a shot of benadryl and would have given him prednisone but because he's already on it and we have a excessive peeing issue going on he opted not to. sent me home with eyedrops.
i could just kick myself for not driving my usual super slow speed with his head out the window. i guess i thought it's cold, no bug in the air so nothing will fly in his eye. i didn't think of all the gunk in the streets.
thank goodness he's much better this morning. a few more warm compacts and eyedrops and on the road to recovery.