Sunday morning I let all the dogs out for their potty time and exercise. And since it was sunny out, I left them outside most of the day. With all the commotion of the morning rush, I didn’t notice any issues with anyone. But later when I went out to pooper scoop the yard, I noticed poor Glory’s left eye was goobery and slightly swollen shut. Uh-oh!
I scooped her up and headed to the house where I flushed her eye out with some saline. I plopped her on the bathroom counter where the lighting was good and checked her eye out better. Yep, it looked like she had an ulceration on the eye.
Now eye issues are nothing to mess with, but I didn’t consider it bad enough for an emergency trip to the vet on a Sunday either.
Thankfully, I have a good relationship with my vet (and her email address). I let her know what was going on and asked if they could please squeeze us in the next day. (I know how crazy Monday’s can be at a vet’s office having spent years working at one myself). She found a spot for us early the next afternoon.
You can see the green stain that was put in her eye to check for an ulceration. If you’ve never had a dog with an eye injury (or one yourself) the stain will show up green if there is a scratch or ulceration. I’ve had one myself. It’s amazing how painful a little scratch can be.
Thankfully, it wasn’t very big. Dr. Jess prescribed her some antibiotic ointment twice a day for the next ten days. That should do it!
Like I mentioned, eye issues are nothing to mess around with. It’s always better to get them checked asap. And never put any drops or ointment in without checking with your vet first. If you put the wrong medication in, you can further damage the eye.
And while I was there, she gave me this!
She had been on a trip, saw it and brought it back for me. :O
Then she introduced me to a new tech that was working for her. And introduced me as “the breeder that we actually like” hahaha…”because she brings her dogs and puppies in for exams, micro-chips, health certificates, etc and doesn’t call us in the middle of the night with for an emergency C-section because two dogs accidentally got bred.”
I’m so glad we have a good relationship. She’s a very important person to me and my dogs. <3
And now for some extra TLC for Glory. <3