Kipawa has eye 'googies'
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  • Well, that's my term for it. Yellowish discharge from the corner of one eye for the second day now. As we have cats here, it is always possible that his eye may have been scratched by a claw. Also possible is a scratch from the tall grasses in dog parks right now, as he loves jumping through clumps of tall grass 'searching' for squirrels and bunnies. He is our special little dude and for all of our animals, we never hesitate to visit our vet. I think we are putting the vet's kids through university! :)

    So off to our vet today at 1:00 p.m. We love our vet, as they have close ties with the best specialists available and do not hesitate to refer us if need be. If there is any indication of a scratch or complication, he'll be off to a specialist.

    The last time he was at the vet he was a little nervous (had a messy bowel movement on the floor). The office staff always softly greets any animal that comes in, as a calming gesture. I am never nervous when I am there, so I hope what happened last time was just a one time thing.

    I will let you all know what the vet says/what the next step is.

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  • I've never tried it with dogs, but with horses if they get a scratch or corneal ulcer, I use tea bags on the eye, which soothes and helps heal. I have had better outcomes doing this than some of my friends who got the vet and did the whole nine yards….

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  • We have had way too much experience with corneal abrasions and ulcers. Our eye-vet used several different drops and ointments, but i always keep a basic eye ointment (no chemicals, just mineral oil & white petroleum jelly, no preservatives) on hand, if I see a gooey eye for a couple of days, I use ointment twice a day for 2 or 3 days and so far this has been enough to soothe the eye.

    Hopefully Kipawa's eye is just mildly irritated and will clear easily.

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    Good thoughts from my home to yours.

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  • Hope he is ok! Becca scratched her eye once after I cut her nails and then scratched her face. This is why I now use a dremel…but on to the eye I took her to the vet cause she was squinting, they put a dye drop in her eye and then turned the lights off and shined a light in her eye and the scratch glowed green. It was kind of neat..but it was a really big scratch. She recovered fully and when we got her eye's cerf'd before we bred her there was no evidence of the scratch there.

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  • Back from the vet, and Kipawa will be fine. He has a bacterial infection in his eye.

    Our vet first examined the eye and the yellowish googie. She then used a stain to check for a scratch or ulcer in the cornea. Thankfully that came back negative.

    I have Tobradex eye drops which I will put in Kipawa's eyes 4 times a day for the next 2 days and then 3 times a day for the next 2 days. Our vet will also be calling me on Friday to check in with us. Again, I will keep you all posted.

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  • Glad you know what it is and are able to treat him, im sure he will be better soon!!!

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