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Left eye is half shut. No redness. No swelling. She has an…

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Left eye is half...

Left eye is half shut. No redness. No swelling. She has an appetite. Nose is cool.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Kira.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kira?

8 years old. Carin (sp.?) Terrier. Has terrible allergies in the summer.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear Kira has a painful eye. I can give you some basic guidelines for this evening but if this persists please consider a veterinary exam. Especially if you are able to view the cornea and it is hazy/ blue or the eye seems swollen.

- Saline flush for contact lenses every 8-12 hours to flush the eye. Not solution but flush

- No rubbing! If there is no corneal ulceration this can create one but if there is one it can definitely exacerbate the tear and increase risk to the eye

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound to help relieve the itch and allow your pet to rest more comfortably

- A moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide relief on an as needed basis

If flushing has not improved the eye then I would advise a veterinary exam to ensure there is not a corneal ulcer that requires medical therapy or another condition that is causing the eye to close due to pain.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today.

If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses last night and wanted to check in on Kira. Is her eye improving? I look forward to an update

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the five stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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