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#1 stealth


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:39 pm

My Patterdale seems to have a lot of sleep in his eyes lately, he wakes up with a fair amoun in his eyes which i wipe off in the mornings, then by luch time he has more... he has started following us out in to the garage when we smoke so not sure if thats whats causing this or if he has a slight infection?

any recommendations on whats best? is there some ointment i can bath his eyes with?


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:25 pm

try goldeneye from the chemist and bathing with lukewarm milk.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:33 pm

my dog had this, so i treated it the way i do if my kids have a slight eye infection,

water with salt mixed in, thats all the GP would give a human, it seemed to work in a few days.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:48 pm

optrex infected eyes, you can get it from the chemist its good stuff

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:42 pm

optrex infected eyes, you can get it from the chemist its good stuff

I'll 2nd that "Good stuff".

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:20 pm

the stuff docters give kids ear nose and eye drops does em in no time

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:56 pm

use anti biotic drops- will work a treat

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:22 pm

use anti biotic drops- will work a treat

My Patterdale had the same problem for ages! I used antibiotic drops and within a few days the problem was gone. I do find however, that when she goes to the beach the next day the problem is back and Im forever cleaning her eyes for a few days with cleansing wipes that are designed for childrens eyes - this also seems to help when its not too bad.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:49 pm

sounds like conjunctivitis, both my dogs had it and just got some drops from the vet.

Edited by weejohn, 16 January 2008 - 07:50 pm.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:50 am

I agree Weejohn, Stealth after you clean the dogs eyes make sure you give your hands a good wash as it is highly contagious, salt water is a simple solution to this as someone has already stated.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:40 pm

it sounds like a low grade infection get some fucithalmic from the vet

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:43 pm

Had a setter years back with a similar eye problem that wouldn't clear up. Vet' even checked the tear ducts were clear by dropping green dye into her eyes, the dye came out the nose :o .

If the advise given here doesn't work ask your local chemist, cheaper than the vet' by far.. :yes:

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