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Do dogs get styes

Do dogs get styes

Do dogs get styes?

My dog had a little stye in the corner of her eye on Saturday, and I immediately got her to a vet because it looked pretty pnful. The vet sd that my dog has a mild stye.

Did she get it from our trip to the beach, because it started to get red and swollen in the beach area. We have been there a lot recently to get some sun but i really don't think that the sun was the cause of her stye.

The vet gave us an antibiotic to take home and sd to change the eye bath in the morning.

My question is this...

Will the stye return on its own or should I get more concerned? Will it be sore the next day?

Is it something I should have just dealt with at home?

I know the risk of the eye washing itself when I took the dog out in the snow with my own eyes.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you.

Gl Fuchs

11-28-2004 09:50 AM

We don't think she got it from the trip. We were at the beach and we haven't been there in a few weeks, maybe about three or four.

We will change her eye bath tomorrow and see if it clears up. If it gets worse we will take her to the vet to have it drned.

We took the dog to the vet because it was pnful.

Samantha

11-28-2004 10:31 AM

She could have gotten it from touching your eye or something else. Some things like tree sap and plant juices can cause it to open. So make sure that you and the kids don't rub your eyes with your hands. If you know the area where she was exposed you can wash that area of your eye with a sterile eye wash and then use a sterile soft cloth to wipe. But be careful not to rub it too hard as the sap could push out your eye.

Gl Fuchs

11-28-2004 11:00 AM

Thank you Samantha,

Yes, my eye is watering, and it is definitely hurting. It is swollen to the size of an eye ball, and it feels like something is pushing out my eye.

I didn't notice the eye was wet when I opened it. Now it feels like a golf ball, and it is pning me.

My eye, I feel is swollen, but it is not red. It was yellow before the swelling started.

We are in town, and we just picked up some medicine to hopefully get this infection under control. We may have to take her to the vet tomorrow if it doesn't start getting better.

Thank you agn.

Samantha

11-28-2004 11:22 AM

Good luck with it Gl! I just looked up the symptoms of an itchy, red eye in dogs. Here's what they say it can cause:

"Itchy red eyes can be a symptom of several eye diseases. Some of the diseases that a dog may have an itchy red eye include:

* Foreign body or insect bites in the eyes.

* An infection caused by a virus, bacteria, or parasite. An infected dog is more likely to have an itchy red eye than a healthy dog. (An infected dog's eyelid can sometimes bulge out, making it look like the eye has swelling.) Infection can spread from the dog's mouth to the eyes. The most common eye infections in dogs are those that cause ulcerative keratitis. This is an infection that causes inflammation of the cornea and usually results in ulceration of the outer surface of the eye.

* Allergies, usually to a flea bite.

* Dander allergies (dogs, in particular, often have allergies to skin oils in another animal).

"This article does not represent the views of the AAHA or ZEN, the organizations that manage the AAHA and ZEN websites. These sites are supported by ZEN and by funding from the AAHA."

I will try the eyedrop. I hate to say it but I'll have to do it agn tomorrow too. Hopefully it won't be a problem tomorrow. They might have just thought it was allergic to the eye drops so they didn't give her another dose. I guess I'll know more tomorrow.

I hope she can get better now. I'm very much looking forward to being able to pet her and run around with her, now that she's all better!

Karen

11-28-2004 12:04 PM

I hope you don't have to take it to the vet tomorrow and that your pup will be ok. I was on the same antibiotics that you were on yesterday and it didn't help me and they don't have any other antibiotics to offer as a generic option, so good luck to you.

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Karen

11-28-2004 12:11 PM

Karen,

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