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Eye Problem

Obi's Eye

Obi's Eye

What is wrong with Obi's eye and how can we help him?

Thanks, Jack

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May 11, 2010
My Online Vet Response for Eye Problem
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Jack,
From the photo you sent of Obi, and very little history or any other details, he looks like a young dog.

I can only see his left eye. I do not know if the other eye is affected, or if he has hair loss anywhere else on his body. But from the hair loss around his left eye, redness of the skin around the eye, and the eye drainage, it looks like Demodex (caused by a mite), with a secondary bacterial infection causing him to itch/scratch his eye.

Actual diagnosis is very important and is done with a skin scraping and microscopic analysis.

See our Dog Skin Conditions page and scroll down for more details on mange and its causes.

Dog mange can be localized to one spot, or the mites can spread over the entire body. This is a very serious condition, but there is treatment.

The safest and healthiest for Obi would be holistic treatment. To find a holistic veterinarian in your area click on this link:
find a holistic veterinarian in your area.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Sep 14, 2012
dogs eyes
by: pat

my dog has red eyes swollin and discharge from them i clean them with warm water and the hair around the eyes have gone

Sep 14, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Eye Problem
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Pat,
With no photo and no history, you give me very little information to answer your question. And I'm happy to help, but we only accept new questions from subscribers (the original question above was from a subscriber).
Please click here to sign up and submit your question and photos. I'll then get back to you right away at the bottom of your newly created web page.

Dr. Carol Jean Tillman
PS--In the meantime, I think it best for you to take your dog to a veterinarian for more immediate care.

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