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My dogs eye is red and he keeps rubbing it i the snow. I

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My dogs eye is red and he keeps rubbing it i the snow. I washed it with warm water but wonder if I could give her antibotic eye drops or a azithromycin. I am poor and can't afford to take him to vet until first of the month
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is Eye?
Customer: Sadie is 11 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Eye?
Customer: it sags on the bottom so you can see the inside when she looks sometimes
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. It is possible that she may have gotten something in the eye or rubbed an ulcer on the cornea. If all you have is sterile antibiotic eye ointment (NO STEROIDS IN IT!), then that shouldn't harm anything. I would try getting some saline eye rinse first, though, and rinsing the eye out with that. If the eye starts to look worse, though, I wouldn't hesitate to get her to the vet sooner. If there is an ulcer, and it continues to get worse, it can affect vision. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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