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Stye-like Growth on Dog's Lower Eyelid

by Steven Lentini
(Phoenix, Arizona, USA)



My 9 year old male pug has what appears to be a stye-like growth on his lower eyelid. There is no redness or discharge, however it appears to bother him a great deal.

He squints his eye, rubs it on object (like sheets, clothes, etc) and tries to scratch it. Also, he has a decreased appetite and is less active than normal.

I have been cleaning the eye out with water, apply warm compresses and a tiny amount of antibiotic ointment to the eyelid at least 2 to 3 times daily. I noticed this about a week ago, at first it seemed to go down a little with the warm compresses but now it is not getting any smaller. It is also not getting any larger but it is bothering him more.

He has not had any health problems before.

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Jul 11, 2011
My Online Vet Response for Stye-like Growth on dog's lower Eyelid
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Steven,
From the photo you submitted, it appears to be a chalazion (a 'clogged' oil gland) or perhaps a Meibomian cyst located a the base of the eyelashes that has become infected. It would be best to see a veterinarian, or even a holistic veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. A holistic veterinarian might offer some alternatives to antibiotics.

And it looks like he also needs to have his nails trimmed!

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Apr 10, 2012
Stye-like Growth
by: Anonymous

Terramycin is a good way to keep these under control and sometimes "cure" them. You have to get it on line now instead of pet stores since those wonderful caring vets took it of the market...BANDITOS!

Apr 10, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Stye-like Growth on Dog's Lower Eyelid
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Dear Anonymous,
In the previous posting, Steven, the owner, was already using an antibiotic ointment and it was not helping. Terramyin IS an antibiotic and would not be a holistic approach to solving this problem.

A holistic approach takes into account the WHOLE patient, diet, genetics, vaccination history, likes and dislikes, etc, NOT just one small lesion. See our page on Alternative Medicine for dogs.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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by clicking the like button at the top of the left
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. Thank you!

DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the picture you submitted. The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.



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