Irritation Around Dog's Eye & Mouth
About two weeks ago we noticed a redness above our dog’s eye. It appeared that some fur was scraped off so we thought that he might have run into a rose bush in the yard or even been stung by a bee as he likes to chase them.
The redness around the eye worsened and we noticed ulcerations around his mouth.
We brought him to the vet. He has been undergoing treatment at home for a week. We have seen some reduction in the redness around the eye, but the healing seems slow.
We are applying a Neo/Poly/Bac Opthalmic Ointment three times a day. He is getting a Hoxey-Like Formula tincture twice a day along with 25 mg of Benadryl twice a day. We have recently noticed a mild discharge in his unaffected eye.
Our dog’s energy has been excellent, and his demeanor is as friendly and loving as it has always been.
He is a 10 month old lab/heeler mix that we got from a rescue shelter a little over two months ago. He eats Natural Choice dog food topped with a little vegetable broth. We occasionally feed him some raw food. He has received vaccinations for rabies, bordatella, and DHLLP in January and February. He was recently treated effectively for giardia.
We would appreciate any insights you have about his condition and remedies for it.
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