Lab with Eye Irritation from Sand
My 9 year old lab, Bailey, is having a problem with her eye. We've been playing at the beach so I suspected she got some sand in her eye when I first noticed it two days ago. It wasn't bothering her and I figured she would push it out with her own tears.
We went back to the beach yesterday and she had tons of energy and was very playful. We washed her eye out with saline when we got back.
Later into the night and this morning her eye is looking worse and seems to be painful. She is very lethargic, which could be from her beach trip yesterday, but she typically bounces back quicker than this. I put an ace bandage on her paw so she can't scratch her eye.
I originally thought that it was just a piece of sand that was causing irritation. I am now wondering if it could be conjunctivitis.
I should mention that she was diagnosed with cancer in September, a synovial cell sarcoma in her back right hock. I can't imagine this is related other than just general immunity. Since her diagnosis she has had a more difficult time bouncing back from ear infections, etc.
I will take her into my vet tomorrow, but in the meantime, what natural treatments can I use to make her more comfortable and hopefully begin healing?
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