9 month old puppy mix with pink slightly swollen third eyelid
by Amy C.
(Sandy, UT )
Last Friday (6 days ago) when I woke up, I noticed my 9 month old lab/hound mix rescue (Bodhi) had a slightly swollen left third eyelid. This was after a solid rough housing episode with our other dog the night before.
Naturally, I have searched the Internet high & low for answers prior to rushing him to vet. I am no animal doc, but it doesn't seem to be cherry eye (or at least a bad case of it)... maybe allergy, irritation/scratch from playing with our other child or minor prolapsed third eyelid???
I am trying to not jump to conclusions or panic but I worry. His other eye is fine, the rest of the left (bad) eye is white & clear. The part that is swollen is slightly swollen, bright pink (not red) & not impeding vision or coming up & over/out on the eye really at all.
Bodhi does not have any more than usual eye production, he usually gets some minor eye boogers from playing outside (grass, dirt, hikes). It has not worsened over the course of the week, I think it may even seem a little better, but hard to tell since I'm obsessing :)
He is bright, energetic, eating, playful & in normal spirits. He has not been scratching at it, rubbing or paying it any mind. I'm way more worried about it then he is!
Appreciate any thoughts, and or preliminary diagnoses...and what are your recommendations based on this? Do I take Bodhi to a vet and is there anything I can/should do to help?
My only action so far has been to keep an eye on it and to make a few attempts at putting some saline solution in.
Thanks for your help.
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