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
to ask our veterinarians a question but haven't subscribed to My
Online Vet? Click
here to learn
how or click here to go back to the Ask a Vet Online Library of questions.
Want monthly "News You Can Use"
and important Organic Pet Digest new content updates? Click
hereto sign up for our FREE Dog Care Monthly
Do you believe in holistic pet care? If so, please tell your friends about us with a Facebook like, Google +1 or via Twitter, Pinterest, email or good old fashioned word of mouth. Thank you for supporting our efforts!
For additional research, search for your topic...
Disclaimers: The information contained in this web site is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as nor should be relied upon as medical advice. Rather, it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a pet owner/site visitor and his/her local veterinarian(s). Before you use any of the information provided in the site, you should seek the advice of a qualified professional.
In the spirit of full
disclosure, we wanted to let you know that we proudly support this
website through advertising and affiliate marketing. In other words,
when you click on a link that takes you outside of this website, we
often earn a small commission. These small commissions allow us to keep
the site up and running and to continue offering it completely free of
charge to you. Rest assured that all content, recommendations and
advice are created before, and are independent of, any sponsorship or
affiliate relationship. Click
for more info.