Dog's Right Eye is Red and Swollen; Acting Depressed
by Mandy Rangel
About 1 month ago I noticed my dog twitching his head to the right and occasionally scratching at the top of his right eye. When I would go to pet him on the right he would lower his head and squint his eyes. I then knew that something was wrong.
I thought maybe he had an ear infection because his right eye looked perfectly normal at the time. I took him to the vet and he gave Coppey some antibiotics for a cyst that he had by his rib cage but assured me that it would clear up anything else he had going on with his ear or eye.
After the meds there were no changes. It actually got worse. The corner inside of his eye began to cover his eyeball (not sure what that is called).
I thought maybe it was cherry eye, so I kept putting warm compress and eye drops but nothing has changed. His eyeball is pretty much completely covered now and It is red, swollen and irritated. Both lower and top inside of the eye lids are really swollen.
The only fluid coming for that eye is clear like tears. No color discharge is noted.
He has now become depressed and does not want to play or go for a walk because he can not see. He is still eating good and drinking plenty of water.
What could be going on with his eye? And what can I do to help bring the swelling down and cure him?
Coppey is a mix of Lab and American bulldog. He is 2 1/2 years old and weighs about 75 lbs. He was given to us by a coworker who could no longer care for him. We have had him for about 7 months. We got his shots 2 1/2 months ago and was given treatment for whipworms. He has completed the meds and is fine.
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