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My English bulldogs cherry eye has now caused the entire eye

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My English bulldogs cherry eye has now caused the entire eye to swell shut
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible...

How long has he had cherry eye?

Has a vet seen him to evaluate surgical repair?

Does your breeder have a history of cherry eye in her line?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is scheduled next month to have it removed but this morning his eye is completely swollen shut
The tissue is all swollen inside around his eyeball
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Is his eye tearing at all?

Is he rubbing at it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No no tearing
He was rubbing it at 1st this morning
I put saline drops in and it seems to have brought doen the overall swelling
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Does your vet have him on any medication for it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No no medication
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will be taking him in tomorrow
Just thought id see what i could do to make him comfortable today
Hes a very happys sweet 1 yr old
He seems down today :(
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

So the good news is that the saline seems to have helped a bit, and I suspect that it's because of the cool temp of the if he'll tolerate it, I'd try to use a cold pack on his eye. Using a towel or cloth between his eye and the cold so that you don't accidentally freezebite the skin there. You could do 10=15 minutes once every hour or two.

You can continue to use the saline too since it likely provides a little lubrication too.

Since it seems painful or uncomfortable to him, you could also give him 1 low dose aspirin...ONLY aspirin...we never give things like acetaminophen, ibuproen, naproxen sodium as they're toxic even in small doses....but you could give him 1 aspirin once every 10 hours or so to help take the edge off the discomfort.

Hopefully he'll be feeling ebtter soon.

Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.
Hi Christy,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Christy Stearns. How is everything going?