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Beckie had an appointment with a (student) groomer tomorrow. Her first time with some other than me (I would have stayed the whole time) or her breeder.

Tonight at 8pm I noticed her right eye was half-closed. I called the vet and they said I could use saline solution to flush her eye so I went to the pharmacy and bought some. I gave her a good flush. It seemed to help a little bit but her eye is still smaller and she is blinking more.

I gave her a second flush before bed and I’m hoping her eye is all good tomorrow. My instinct is telling me it’s a little scratch on her cornea. I have a cedar hedge in the backyard and she goes under it dozens of times daily, running like a maniac to get to the fence behind it and run after squirrels or try to scare kitty cats passing by. I figure a small branch got in her eye. Sigh. If it’s the case, then I’ll always be worried it will happen again.

Fortunately winter is coming soon, so she’ll get a 6 months forced break...

She has an appointment at 11:30 am tomorrow, in case she’s not better. You don’t want to wait for an eye injury, it’s painful and annoying.
 

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Oh no! Poor Beckie. They put us through so much worry all the time, don't they? I hope it's not bad. The vet will be able to see it better with his equipment and hopefully, it's just a little scratch like you said. Lots of positive vibes that it gets better soon.
 
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Poor Beckie. I hope it's easily treatable. If it's a scratch, they can be very painful. I would keep using the drops to try to soothe the eye if she's up during the night.

How do you think she'd feel about some Doggles? They don't have to be the goggle style. :)

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So sorry for sweet Beckie! I think you're probably right about the branch theory! Please let us know how she is this morning!
 

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Poor Beckie. I hope it's easily treatable. If it's a scratch, they can be very painful. I would keep using the drops to try to soothe the eye if she's up during the night.

How do you think she'd feel about some Doggles? They don't have to be the goggle style. :)

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Ha Ha Ha ! Love the googles on your baby !

I think she’d be okay, but it would be a pain to put on and off, as she goes outside to check the squirrels many many times...

I’m thinking I should put some kind of tunnel under the ceder hedge, in the 2-3 spots she mainly uses. Maybe cutting a barrel of some kind in half and just laying it on the ground. Or a plastic bin, with back and front cut up. Still thinking about it.
 

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Her eye is still bothering her this morning. There seems to be a little yellowish/greenish discharge in the corner of her eye also.

I’m not going to flush it again since we’re seeing the vet this morning. I’ll let her rest.

I’ll keep you posted when we come back.
 

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Ophthalmic anti-biotic ointment I see in my crystal ball. Poor thing...sounds infected already. She'll get fixed up in no time. Best wishes.

The goggles are awesome. I tried them on my girl Chihuahua and she hated them. But then, I gave her no breaking in period. We were in the pet store at the time. I love the tunnel idea. She could definitely catch onto that and it could really help. A barrel or agility tunnel? Or even a pvc piece of culvert material if you can find just the right diameter.
 

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Poor Beckie, I hope it’s not serious and is easily taken care off. I’m glad she’s seeing the vet today.

Those goggles are cute. But I agree it would be annoying to put on often.

They make kitty tunnels and children’s tunnels that aren’t too expensive which might work. While they won’t last forever outside, being under the bush protected from the sun and removed in winter would help them last perhaps several seasons.
 

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Good thing she is seeing the vet - that is what my vet also said when Louie was pawing at his eye and I immediately ran to the vet. She confirmed "You don't wait for eye things, because they often can be fixed right away but many times not if you waited.." She put some drops into his eye to see a scratch and he didn't have one. But we still got some drops to put in and it was fine..after 48 hours.
 

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Back from the vet. She has no scratch on her cornea, but a conjunctivitis in both eyes. She had discharge in them today too. I asked how it’s possible to have it in both eyes at the same time, and she says it could be from the wind carrying sand or others (so it’s good I flushed her eye last night) or it could also be an auto-immune problem, and if it’s the case, then she would need to be on cyclosporin drops twice a day for life. We will make sure to keep an eye on this. Hopefully it’s not auto-immune and it never happens again.

While at the vet, I noticed her puppia harness was starting to tear. She pulls so much on her leash, I have no doubt she would have ripped it some time in the future. So we made a stop at our favorite pet store and after trying on many no-pull harnesses, we found one that fits. It’s red and it looks very good on her.

Now she is pooped, and sleeping !
 

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Thank goodness it’s not a scratch on her cornea. Hopefully it’s not autoimmune.

Do you think it could be allergies? My allergies have kicked in recently and I’m seeing pollen flying. I’m watching Babykins to see if she starts to lick her paws or gets a runny nose which is what she does when her environmental allergies start. Eyes can be involved too with allergies.
 
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Oh good. At least it's not a scratch. Conjunctivitis is so likely because these little ones are so close to the ground, all kinds of stuff blows into their faces. Let's hope it's not an immune problem. I would think that to be rather rare, not? Anyhow, hope she gets well soon. :angel:
 
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Thank goodness it’s not a scratch on her cornea. Hopefully it’s not autoimmune.

Do you think it could be allergies? My allergies have kicked in recently and I’m seeing pollen flying. I’m watching Babykins to see if she starts to lick her paws or gets a runny nose which is what she does when her environmental allergies start. Eyes can be involved too with allergies.
I did think about allergies but would they cause green/yellow discharge in her eyes ? The vet didn’t mention that possibility either. But I’ll keep it in the back of my mind, just in case.
 

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Oh good. At least it's not a scratch. Conjunctivitis is so likely because these little ones are so close to the ground, all kinds of stuff blows into their faces. Let's hope it's not an immune problem. I would think that to be rather rare, not? Anyhow, hope she gets well soon. :angel:
She didn’t mention the prevalence and I forgot to ask. The way she was speaking, it didn’t sound like it was so rare.

Here’s what I found :

https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/immune/c_dg_uveodermatologic_syndrome
 

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I did think about allergies but would they cause green/yellow discharge in her eyes ? The vet didn’t mention that possibility either. But I’ll keep it in the back of my mind, just in case.
Hi Dechi, thank you for the update! Yes, allergies CAN cause yellow/green discharge in the eyes. I only know this because I thought for sure Frosty had an infection, but vet said it was not an infection, just allergies. Zooey, on the other hand, had the same appearance of discharge in both eyes and she was diagnosed with KCS (dry eye). She gets tacrolimus drops in her eyes twice/day for that and sees the opthalmologist for check-ups (currently every 4 mos.). Only vets can tell the difference by examining the dog, which is why it's so important for people to not self diagnose.

ETA: I just realized, my regular vet initially diagnosed Zooey with conjunctivitis in both eyes, but when it persisted, I went to the opthalmologist, where KCS was diagnosed.
 

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I was going to says KCS but yeah you need to see an ophthalmologist. Pia and I are off to see one to tomorrow as a recheck for her inward growing lashes.
 

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Thanks Maizie and Twyla,

I had never heard of KCS, but maybe that’s what the vet meant with the auto-immune problem ?

I don’t think we have dog ophtalmologists around here.
 

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Keratoconjunctivitis or dry eye can be caused by the immune system attacking the tear ducts, a regular vet can diagnose but if it's bad you need an opthtmalogist.
 

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Yikes! Apparently, poodles aren't mentioned as the most common breeds to get this, although of course, no doubt they do sometimes. I didn't see anything about prevalence. I just hope it is not that but plain old conjunctivitis. You may indeed need to find an ophthalmologist or maybe your regular vet can diagnose it if this happens again or too much.

Oh MF, I didn't realize that about Zooey. Dang. But it does sound manageable when it's diagnosed and treated.
 
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