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Dog with Swollen Itchy Eye / Eyelid

by Jenny C.
(Brookfield, WI)

My 10 year old female dog's right eye has been swollen for 3 days now. She rubs it with her paw. Benadryl gives her some relief, but when it wears off, she's rubbing again. I can't see anything in it.

Nothing has changed in her diet or daily routine. Please help :(

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May 02, 2013
Swollen Eye
by: Susan

Poor girl....I would go to the vet ASAP...She was bitten by somethng or her eye was irritated by something it appears...Only the VET knows for sure....!!!!!

May 03, 2013
by: Jenny C

We have put some topical steroid cream on the area and that has resulted in some improvement.

May 04, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Dog with Swollen Itchy Eye/Eyelid
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Jenny,

From the photos you submitted, the irritation is being exacerbated by her ongoing itching and scratching. It may have started with a foreign body in her eye, or an insect sting or bite, but I am more suspicious of mange.

She needs an exam by a veterinarian, for a skin scraping, an eye exam to look behind the third eyelid and under her upper and lower lids for a foreign body. Steroid cream and anti-histamines, like Benadryl may provide temporary relief, but a diagnosis is needed for proper treatment.

The first order of business will be to BOOST her immune system. Consider switching her diet to a Raw diet, and see our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options

1. Missing Link Canine Formula
2. Immuplex from Standard Process
3. OrthoMolecular Specialties, Mega C Powder


And seek the help of a holistic veterinarian for ongoing care.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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