Growth on dog's upper and lower eyelid
Willow's Eye Growths
Several months ago I noticed the beginning of 2 growths on my dog Willow's left eyelid (upper and lower). I took her to the local vet and they said they were some sort of wart and if it doesn't seem to be bothering her to leave it be.
A couple of months later, I noticed that it was growing so I went back to the vet and they suggested removing it - which would be a procedure requiring her to be put under, cut, etc. I do not want to subject her to that if I don't have to, so I asked if there were any alternative options. They gave me an ointment to use twice a day (Fera - Neomycin and Polymyxin Sulfates and Dexamethasone Opthalmic Ointment). I have been using that for 6 weeks now. It does not seem to be working - in fact, the growths are getting larger.
I vaccinated Willow (a 6 year old Aussie Shepherd mix) regularly until a few years ago, when I discovered that over-vaccination has become a problem according to some schools of thought.
I only vaccinate for Rabies now, and more recently, I gave her the rattlesnake vaccination due to her often being in areas where rattlesnakes are very common.
Could over-vaccinating Willow be what caused this?
Do you have any suggestions other than surgery for getting rid of her eye growths?
Thank You :)
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