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Postby pitsnok » July 25th, 2011, 12:53 am

So I noticed Degan's right eye looking a little bit puffy last night, but didn't really think much of it. It just looked like he was tired, which is to be expected because friday night Tanner and I didn't get to bed until 5am... But today it's a little puffier, kind of pink on his eyelids, and it was a little bit watery. His eyeball looks normal--not pink or anything unusual that I could see, and his left eye is normal, too.
I also noticed his right nostril seems to be a little bit runny--nothing extreme, just barely runny.

I'm not sure if I should just assume its allergies because I would expect both eyes to be affected it if was, right?


Anyway I'm just wondering how long you guys would wait before giving the vet a call (assuming it doesn't get worse of course). I can try to get a picture of it, but since he is so dark it will probably be next to impossible to see.
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Postby Malli » July 25th, 2011, 1:05 am

hmm, I think may be worth a vet visit. *sounds* a bit more then allergies (but then again, allergy reactions are very individual, and I haven't actually seen him.
Is it a hard or soft swelling?
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Postby pitsnok » July 25th, 2011, 1:16 am

It's soft. It doesn't seem to hurt him or anything other than being annoyed that I'm touching his eye, haha.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 25th, 2011, 6:29 am

Can't abscessed teeth cause nose and eye issues as well? I agree with Malli - probably worth giving the vet a call. Dogs can also get pink eye.
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Postby pitsnok » July 25th, 2011, 6:46 am

It seems to be itchy... He was pawing at it earlier, but like I said his eyeball isn't pink so I don't think it's pink eye. Also it is just 'tears' or whatever you want to call them coming out, no gunky stuff. The swelling seems to be mostly in his bottom lid.
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Postby iluvk9 » July 25th, 2011, 8:00 am

Poor guy. :( I would have waited 24 hours and then brought him to the Vet, if he was mine. :) Especially if he is trying to itch it. He could scratch his cornea or something. :dance: Maybe a bee sting or bug bite?
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Postby TheRedQueen » July 25th, 2011, 8:26 am

Did you look up inside the eyelid? Inara now has a small growth on the inside of hers...so she will get one runny nostril and a red irritated eye...on the one side.

Also, he could have scratched the eye or gotten something in it...if you can't get to the vet soon, try some eye wash.
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Postby pitsnok » July 25th, 2011, 2:20 pm

I did look inside his eye as much as he would let me, and nothing seemed unusual. Today it actually is almost completely back to normal so I'm hoping it was just an allergy issue. All of them have been extra itchy and things lately so it would make sense!
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