Cloudy, Discolored, Swollen Dog Eye with Dilated Pupil
by S. Warner
Left Eye - Photo 1
Last night, Lucky (four year old female mix husky and possibly aussie) was holding her left eye closed and was in obvious pain, whining and rubbing her eye against my palm as well as pawing at it with frustration. Inspection showed it to be cloudy and discolored, pupil dilated and the eye was swollen.
Due to the very late hour, I didn't take her to the vet. I made a poultice with bentonite clay and purified water then covered her eyes with the poultice on wet cheesecloth (the Unbleached, grade 50). Within minutes she stopped whining and pawing at her eye; she went to sleep. It's been my experience that the bentonite minimizes inflammation and perhaps the swelling is what caused her such pain?
She wore this over night.
This morning I removed the patch. the clay drew a lot of discharge from her eye, only slightly tinged yellow. Her eye is more blue than it was last night although still appears quite yellow/brown, as you can see from the pictures. The swelling has gone down, though not completely, and her pupil remains dilated. The cloudiness seems to have disappeared however; and, Lucky is acting like she's feeling much better.
This little girl is an inside dog and she's only outside for our morning and evening walks/playtime and using the bathroom. She has eaten Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula chicken and brown rice since puppyhood, and I supplement her with home cooked food as well with eggs, ground egg shells, plain yogurt, raw carrots, chicken, rice, coconut oil, and such on occasion (not all at the same time or in the same day).
I feel awful for her. Any info you offer is going to be a MASSIVE help! I want to get her to the right vet, if needed. She is terrified of the vet and I'd hate to stress her out by taking her to several.
MANY MANY thanks!
P.S. I've attached a picture of her right eye as well for comparison; specifically color and pupil size
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