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Post by Hayley on Sat May 17, 2014 7:46 pm

Have found this on lexis eye today. I'm thinking shes gave it a bump or maybe got a scratch from undergrowth? Shes always mooching around bushes and hedges. Doesn't seem to be bothering her at all, shes not rubbing it or shaking her head or anything. So off to the vet on Monday!

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Post by LyndaW on Sat May 17, 2014 7:55 pm

Oh poor Lexi  crying 

It looks like an ulcer doesn't it, and pretty sore. I'm racking my brain cell to think of something soothing but non-injurious to put in her eye, but can only think of boiled and cooled water with a smidgeon of salt in it. (Or saline solution if you use contact lenses yourself).
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Post by Hayley on Sat May 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Yeah i thought of that but then thought if it was sore the salt would sting so i didn't put anything on it.
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Post by LyndaW on Sat May 17, 2014 8:01 pm

I think we need Eleanor's advice here ......
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Post by Hayley on Sat May 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Yes please!
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Post by LyndaW on Sat May 17, 2014 8:10 pm

Yoo-hoo! Eleanor! Issuing an APB for Eleanor!
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Post by Eleanor on Sat May 17, 2014 9:06 pm

It does look like a corneal ulcer. As you said, maybe a scratch from the undergrowth! Scratches are usually what cause them, if it is an ulcer. If this is the case, the vet will be able to determine how deep the ulcer is in the four layers of the cornea. With something as sensitive as the eye, it might be better to leave it alone until the vet can take a look.

Hope she feels better soon! hug

Also... very sweet of you to ask my advice, though I don't pretend to be an expert!  blush blush blush Thank you!
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Post by Hayley on Sat May 17, 2014 11:17 pm

Yes I've thought ulcer but I was worried about cataracts too even though it doesn't look like that lol

Thanks pet. I will update when the vets had a look on Monday!
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Post by LyndaW on Sun May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Roll on Monday.

Why oh why do these things happen at the weekend when our lovely vets are playing golf?
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Post by Caryll on Sun May 18, 2014 9:29 am

It doesn't look like a cataract, but again, I'm no expert & I'm a complete wimp when it comes to eyes!

If it's irritating her you could try holding a damp, cooled tea bag over her eye for a minute, twice a day.

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Post by Hayley on Sun May 18, 2014 2:26 pm

I'm really afraid to touch it incase I do damage sad
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Post by Caryll on Sun May 18, 2014 4:11 pm

Gently holding a teabag against her eye is unlikely to cause damage, but I agree that she probably needs to see a vet. love 

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Post by Eleanor on Sun May 18, 2014 4:50 pm

I'm sure she'll be okay! happy It probably looks worse than it is, as the eye is quite sensitive and prone to swelling if it's scratched. If she doesn't seem to be in pain, she should be fine. hug
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Post by Hayley on Sun May 18, 2014 5:06 pm

I showed the pic of it to the vet and she said it is most likely ulcers too, deffo not (from what she can see from a pic) cataracts or anything nasty. So i will bate it in a salt solution and hope it doesn't sting!
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Post by Shisa on Mon May 19, 2014 10:09 am

You can rinse the eye with cool tea. It works really well, very soothing.
If my eyes get irritated from hayfever I rinse them with some cool tea. I've also cleaned and rinsed out many dog and cat eyes over the years.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon May 19, 2014 10:51 am

If you want to rinse the eye with homemade saline solution, a useful way to do it is to use a piece of tissue paper. Use 1 teaspoon of salt for 1 pint of water, then wipe the tissue over the eye. It shouldn't sting with that ratio! happy Best not to use cotton wool, as the fibres can detach and cause irritation.
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Post by Hayley on Mon May 19, 2014 3:22 pm

That's her home with eye drops. He said it looks very good and is definitely healing and I've noticed it getting smaller. Did a year production test and she looked hilarious with two bits of paper stuck out of her eyeballs.


Was a very good girl in the waiting room with some spaniels and a yorkie until a huge aggressive rotti came in barking and lunging at everything. She stood up to him as the others cowered.

Home now an in the garden with billy who sniffed her a little too long (prob cause of vet smells) and got a telling off lol now they're back to avoid and ignore. Billy's such a good boy he listens to other dogs signals and heeds them rather than react like woman lol
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Post by Shisa on Mon May 19, 2014 4:04 pm

Glad she's doing better.
You'll know you're head is through when they start playing and/or sleeping together. I hope it happens soon.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon May 19, 2014 4:18 pm

Glad she's alright! happy

Tbh, the big worry would be if they didn't respond to each other's behavioural language properly. Sounds like they're doing really well! happy
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Post by Caryll on Mon May 19, 2014 7:09 pm

Sounds good about her eye!

Telling off happens with dogs that have been brought up together as well! Good for you, Lexi - you put him in his place! thumbs up 

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Post by LyndaW on Mon May 19, 2014 8:55 pm

Good to hear that Lexi has some eye drops - - her eye should improve in no time at all.

What is this test with the bits of paper sticking out of the eyes? It sounds most uncomfortable.
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