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Well, it looks as though Grayson now has pink eye. What a poor little puppy.....he just goes through all the troubles ALL AT ONCE! I guess Evan told me one day he pooped in the crate and got it all over him. This apparently causes pink eye, and Grayson's left eye is now swollen and red....it is gradual - wasn't this way in the morning, but he did have a big gob of yellowish gunk in his eye earlier.....thankfully, I put the puppies in two separate crates!!!

He's now out here with me, where I'm trying to calm him down and keep him from touching his eye.....poor Quinn is stuck in her crate.


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Poor Grayson. Are you giving him antibiotics? If its like pink eye in people he won't be contagious after 24 hours on meds.
 

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Poor little guy. Mine have never had pink eye but I would assume a trip to the vet is needed. I hope he feels better soon.
 

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My friend has owned nine dogs. She said that for right now, I should put a warm cloth on his eye every 15 minutes to draw out the infection....he fell asleep though, so i put him back in the crate and have his sister with me....
 

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Yep, I know when I have pink eye (get it from the human kiddos) a warm cloth makes it feel a lot better and helps to draw some of the yucky out. poor thing
 

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300-500, depending on the vet. had a few friends that needed to have these done to their dogs. there's two methods of doing it i think.

correction* someone just txted me that they had it done on one dog for 50, so i guess it REALLY depends on the vet since there is such a big difference in what ppl are telling me...i'd just call ur vet and ask for a quote.

oh nvm their cousin in vet school did it therefore the low cost. but yeah the first estimate is ur best bet.
 

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When I get pink eye, i usually put some hand santizer on my hands and then just before it completely evaporates, I wipe it around the outside of my eye and a little in my eyelid - even the worst cases go away after an hour. Not that I would put it in the DOGS eyes, but maybe we could get some eyedrops at Petco or something ,if it is pink eye?

Never had cherry eye, myself, though...... lol


---Evan
 

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it a prolapse of the third eyelid(a tear gland), you can have it removed (its quite inexpensive) but the dog would need to be on eye drops for life because they'll suffer from dry eye. or you can have a surgery to try to save the gland but tuck in the gland it has a 75 percent sucess rate. but it is much more expensive.

or i guess u can leave him with it.

those are the treatment options for cherry eye, atleast thats as far as i know.
 

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Based on that photo....my Non-Vet diagnosis is Cherry Eye. I've heard of great success in tucking the gland back in and having it stitched until the muscles/tendons whatever are strong enough to hold it in place. I've never had to pay for that surgery so I am unaware of the expenses involved.
 

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You know....interestingly enough, we got back from a few hours at Disneyland to find his eye looking fine. Thank God! I wonder if it's was just that the gland was irritated? We both looked at his eye, and it isn't swollen or anything anymore...looks pretty normal...
 

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That is how Cherry Eye acts. It will seem just fine for awhile and then it will flare up again. This will continue if indeed it is Cherry Eye, but as to how severe it is...only time will tell.
 

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It didn't look bad at all. That photo was taken by me holding his eye open, exposing the irritated tear duct. From the pictures I've seen, what he had was barely even that.
 

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if you are considering having him /her neutered or spade (sp?)
then have it done then, thats what we did with bonnie.
it has been fine ever since.
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