Dog with Swollen Eyelids and Watery Eyes
by Susan Beaumont
(Mesa, AZ, USA)
My dog's eyelids are swollen, his eye waters (the left is worse than the right), he scratches at it, will scratch the skin off and get scabs, and he squints. The skin will swell and cut open.
He looks like sometimes he can't see out of it. There is a small lump right above his eye.
There are black spots on the skin. There is white around his eye but I don't know if it is pus. His eyelid curls up into his eye. I am afraid I am just making it worse.
He is a two year old male neutered Chihuahua Pekingese mix. I have had him since he was six weeks old. We have another dog, a German shepherd mix, and three cats. We moved into a new home in June, 2010. He didn't have eye problems before we moved into this home.
I have tried homeopathic eye drops, allergy eye drops, changed his dog food, tried Arnica cream on the outside of his eye, antibiotic cream on the outside. It seems to get better and then gets worse again.
I am on disability for cancer and do not have the money to take him to the vet. Someone suggested that he might have a worm burrowed into his skin around his eye. We opened his eye and it looked like something might have gotten into his eye and then worked its way into his skin.
We do not smoke (just in case smoke is a potential cause).
Thanks, Susan Beaumont
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