Infected Swollen Dog Eye Lid
by Marilyn Y.
(New York City, NY)
About 2 months ago, I noticed almost overnight that my dog's right top eye lid was swollen with some yellow (not blood) discharge coming out.
I treated him orally with herbal formula and topically with emu oil. After a few weeks I stopped emu oil when I no longer saw any discharge but continued herbal supplement for another month.
Eye got better to the point where I was almost going to stop supplement. A week ago, however, swelling came back, though not as severe as it was the first time.
The infection has also spread to the corner of the eye towards the lower eye lid.
I went to holistic pet store and got Colloidal Silver Spray and human grade natural supplement for allergies - Aller-DMG by FoodScience of Vermont. I am giving him 1/2 a tablet, twice a day in his food. I also spray Colloidal silver in his food as well as his drinking water.
Twice a day, I am cleaning his eye topically with Colloidal Silver on a cotton pad and once a day with emu oil.
Pet store consultant advised me to take him off all poultry products as a possible allergen as well as a Nutro Pro because it contains yeast. I now stick to lamb & beef flavors and a venison & sweet potato treat.
I've started this recent treatment for about 4 days, eye lid seems stable,
but sometimes sees some wet discharge coming from corner of eye. Pet store consultant thinks and I agree that my dog scratched his eye lid either with his nails or on something by accident and eye lid became infected. Eye lid healed well the first time, but once allergy season started this spring, he re-injured his eye lid.
Wost case scenario I will bring him to vet, but I prefer not to not because of money but because he is aggressive towards strangers, especially vets. He is a little bundle of 18lb terror/terrier when he sees strangers.
I also bought a bottle of calm formula to test on him just in case, but I was advised that it would be a 50/50 chance that it may work on him. I am skeptical that it will work at all.
Dog: Mixed Breed, Yorkie/Maltese/Shitz Shu
Age: 5 1/2
1. Dehydrated Raw (Stella & Chewy's brand) rotating flavors: Chicken/Beef/Lam/Duck/Surf&Turf
2. Dehydrated Raw (Only Natural Pet Store Brand) Turkey & Sweet Potato.
U.S.A. made Dehydrated Chicken Breast Treats
Zukes Dog Treats (various flavors)
Evo Dog Biscuits
Daily Supplements: Probiotic, NUPRO® All Natural Dog Supplement, Mercola Krill Oil, Mercola Mushroom Suppl
Vaccinations: Received all basic puppy shots including Rabies when he was 6 months old. Also neutered when he was about 6 months old. No vaccinations since that time, about 5 years ago.
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