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My boxer puppy's lower eyelids are swollen and turned out

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My boxer puppy's lower eyelids are swollen and turned out and bumpy on the inside part I can see. The upper lids are also swollen the actual white around the eyes are white.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

I have a question before I can help you properly. How long has this problem been going on? Is there anyplace else on his body that is bumpy or swollen?

Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No where else on his body and about 2 days also he has had some mucous like discharge alittle yellow in color coming from both eyes
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** one more question, how much does Oakley weigh?

Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
alittle brown tear staining
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.

Can you provide his weight for me please so I can help you with a treatment?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 12 lbs he is only 9 and a half weeks old we also have 2 other dogs that are not affected
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

It is possible this is due to many different problems but an allergic reaction is possible and a virus is the second most common problem. Young dogs have weaker immune systems so they can be affected by certain viruses where an older dog may not. What you should do right now is give him 1/2 of a human adult benadryl (diphenhydramine) or 1 teaspoon of the children's diphenhydramine 2x daily for the next 48 hours. You should also pick up some Alaway eye drops (found at any major retail store with a pharmacy section) and put this in his eyes 3x daily. If his eyes start getting worse or he starts having any other symptoms (coughing, vomiting, not eating ect) then he needs to see his vet right away as some of these conditions require prescription medications instead of just over the counter medications. I hope this helps, if not please feel free to ask more questions. Dr. Dan

Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.
Hi Samantha Champagne,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Oakley. How is everything going?
Dr. Dan