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Hello - I am Dr. Matt - Is Lizzie squinting her eye?
A little bit. Hi
Is her eye red and irritated looking?
She also is having problems with her ear. A vet told me last night it was probably a yeast infection. Not red.
She plays with her actual brother. Thought she might have scratched her eye.
The ear problem could be a yeast infection. Her eye sounds like she has a bacterial infection called conjunctivitis very similar to pink eye in people yet not contagious. She could have scratched her eye though. A corneal ulcer or scratch to the clear part of the eye could cause similar symptoms. Either way my best recommendation would be to take her to a vet to have her eye looked at. She may only need to be started on antibiotic drops, but I would not let her eye remain infected very long.
Are you able to take her in today?
Our area vets would charge a fortune.
Can I use people drops for conjuctivitis on her.
That I have.
What type of drops do you have?
Think they are cefzil
Do you have the bottle available to look at? I am not familiar with those drops.
No, they are at other house. I was given them last time I had pink eye.
Ok - Cefzil is an antibiotic called a cephalosporin which is generally safe in dogs. Without having examined Lizzie's eyes, I am not allowed to tell you to use this medication. I do not believe it will be harmful, but I cannot tell you to use it. Hope you understand what I mean. :) You can use a sterile over the counter normal saline to help rinse out her eyes though very safely.
Thank you so much!