Swollen dog eyes with red, bulging membranes accompanied by a new limp and warts
by Paul Shindelus
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
For the past several weeks our 5.5 year-old female Goldendoodle has been experiencing problems with her eyes. The lower membrane seems to come up too far, is red in color, and there is bulging on the side of the eye (almost like a liquid-filled sack).
It's happening in both eyes, but the left is worse than the right. Our vet was unable to determine the exact problem but prescribed dexamycin opthalmic solution, which we drop in her eyes three times a day, although it does not appear to help in the 1.5 weeks we've been giving it to her.
We don't know if its related, but I should mention that around the same time she broke out into warts on her face and ears. She has developed nine separate large warts which often split open and bleed (whether because she's scratching them or they simply burst is not certain). Our vet says it's a condition he often sees in puppies more-so than dogs her age, but he was not concerned and believes they are a "nuisance" that don't threaten her health.
The timing of her eye condition also roughly coincides with the development of a sudden limp in her right hind leg. Vet suspected an ACL tear but x-rays could not confirm such, he gave us some pain killers and told us to rest her for a while and bring her back for re-examination when the medications ran out.
In short, 2 months ago we had a healthy, happy, energetic dog that developed an unexplained limp, followed shortly thereafter by warts and an eye condition. But specifically, it is the eye condition we are most worried about... we mention the other ailments only in case they may be related and could help give you a clue as to what's wrong with eyes. We desperately want to help resolve her condition.
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