Dog Eye Redness and Swelling That Makes It Appear Droopy
My dog's eye symptoms first appeared yesterday (3-28): Left eye very red (where it should be white). No abnormal oozing or other discharge. Slight swelling on lower edge of eye making appear droopy.
Has a history of spring allergies that cause her to breath in and out repeatedly with some slight eye redness and was advised to give over the counter allergy antihistamine (chlorpheniramine malemate 4 mg 2X/daily) which I started yesterday. I also flushed the eye with multipurpose lens solution 3 times a day since yesterday and followed the eye flush with Refresh Lubricant eye drops.
This episode of eye redness is more severe than the normal allergy related eye redness. She does not scratch at her eye as if it is itchy or rub at it in any way. She does not appear to be in pain.
This is a mixed breed dog, spayed female, 11.5 yrs old, 65 pounds. We live in Anchorage, Alaska where she was born and have had her since she was 8 weeks old.
Should I continue with the eye flush or introduce a medicated eye drop or some other treatment?
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