Golden Retriever Eye Problem
(Evansville, IN, USA)
Two days ago I noticed some redness in my 13 year old golden retriever's right eye. Yesterday, I noticed that it was a little more red and the bottom eyelid had a slight droop to it.
Today, it doesn't seem to be any more red, but the bottom eyelid is definitely sagging down more, and the third eyelid or clear film seems to be coming up half way over her eye.
It is tough to see her right eye at all through this clear eyelid or film. She doesn't seem to be in any pain or really that much discomfort, but her mood does seem to be down.
Background: She has been quite healthy most of her life. However, two months ago she had lost a lot of weight and began getting dizzy and falling over at times. She wouldn't eat any of her food, but still loved her treats.
After a trip to the vet, she got a steroid injection and we switched her food. She also had blood work done, but everything tested out fine.
We started with canned dog food and slowly switched back to a different type of dry food. Her weight is back to where it was before and she has been fine and seemed back to normal for about 7 weeks.
This information may not be pertinent, but I included it just to be safe.
She is an indoor dog, and spends an average of less than 1 hour outside each day.
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