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Good news….Lucky’s eye problem doesn’t sound too serious. I went to my vet this morning, and he did a Fluor-I-Strip test which tested for abrasions on the cornea. (Lucky didn’t have any) The vet said that it looks like a “simple eye infection.” She did notice that some of Lucky’s eye lashes may be growing the wrong direction (I guess back into the eye area?) and if the eye drops he gave me do not clear up the problem we may need to sedate Lucky and remove them. She prescribed Neo Poly Dex ointment which is an antibiotic and steroid to give to Lucky 3 times a day. I just did some research online and it seems to be a safe drug, so I’m going to start Lucky on it and I’ll keep everyone posted.
I do have a quick question for everyone. The vet mentioned that I might want to keep the hair around Lucky’s eye cut fairly short (almost shaved) because of the drainage. (She says that’s the way she keeps her dogs). Has anyone shaved that close around the eye area?
Last edited by christie6104; 07-18-2009 at 10:06 AM.