Dogs and eye infections

Dave

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Winston has developed a gammy eye over night, most likely something hes got trapped in the outer lid.
Ive pinned him to the deck, wrestled him into submission and had a good look but can't see anything in there.
I managed to wash his eye with some sterile eye wash shots I have, and repeated it this evening, and tbh its looking better and less gungy.

Is there anything anyone can recommend off the shelf for the weekend. If it doesn't clear up by Monday I'll take him to the vets
 

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Warm salt water... we used that to clear up our moggies eye when he got a seed in it and it scratched the eyeball... the vet dosed him with antibiotics and i structed us to keep it clean with warm salt water
 

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My dog has developed dry eye. He needs drops daily but he’s slowly going blind. They gung up every time he sleeps and need a clean.
 

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Hi Dave,my dog had an eye infection last year(very similar to conjuctivitis) i went on the border collie site
and a lot of people recommended "Golden Eye" ,i bought some (about a fiver) and within 2 days it had cleared up.
Don,t tell them at the chemist it,s for a dog or they won,t let you buy it. Good luck.
 

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Maybe an old wives tale. But I have known fellas who spit in their dogs eyes when they have problems. Apparently its to do with the enzymes in the saliva?
 

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I had another look this morning and i think hes got a small scratch on it, quite possibly from one of several small yappy dogs that decided to have a go at him over the week.
The number of small yappy dogs is unreal, most are fine but some just want to attack him and theyre owners then look at Winston as the aggressor when/if he retaliates.

We had one yesterday on a narrow footpath. Winston quite happily walked past two of the woman's dogs, all off leads, the third attacked him.
Winston gripped onto it and pinned it down, the woman then jumped on top of him and tried to pull them apart, trying to pull her dog out which only added to the situation.
I had to shout at her several times to let go and move out of the way before she did, and once she was out of the way I separated the two.

She was all over her dog giving it cuddles, looking for bites and wounds, crying, and when she found none she couldnt beleive it.
Winston is far from aggressive but will defend himself if attacked, usually by pinning the attacker down and straddling it with his weight.

Once the woman calmed down she then revealed it was the seventh time her dog had attacked another, yet she was blaming us and Winston, eh?

Nowt so strange as folk
 

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Can’t think dog saliva be any good. Why do they make dogs where lampshade after a operation ? To stop them licking it as their saliva is full of bad stuff
 

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If the front of the eyeball is scratched it could develop into a corneal ulcer which could threat sight in that eye, or even the eye itself. I would take him to the vet to get a fluoroscein stain to rule that out. If it is a scratch on the cornea he will give you some antibiotic ointment to ensure it doesn't develop into an ulcer.
 

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Bathe the dogs eye with cold tea on cotton wool works wonders for simple eye infections dont know why but it works
 

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I spat saliva in his eye this evening (as recommended on here) - he ran like a whirling banshee through the house and wouldn't come back to me lol.
 

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I had another look this morning and i think hes got a small scratch on it, quite possibly from one of several small yappy dogs that decided to have a go at him over the week.
The number of small yappy dogs is unreal, most are fine but some just want to attack him and theyre owners then look at Winston as the aggressor when/if he retaliates.

We had one yesterday on a narrow footpath. Winston quite happily walked past two of the woman's dogs, all off leads, the third attacked him.
Winston gripped onto it and pinned it down, the woman then jumped on top of him and tried to pull them apart, trying to pull her dog out which only added to the situation.
I had to shout at her several times to let go and move out of the way before she did, and once she was out of the way I separated the two.

She was all over her dog giving it cuddles, looking for bites and wounds, crying, and when she found none she couldnt beleive it.
Winston is far from aggressive but will defend himself if attacked, usually by pinning the attacker down and straddling it with his weight.

Once the woman calmed down she then revealed it was the seventh time her dog had attacked another, yet she was blaming us and Winston, eh?

Nowt so strange as folk
We’ve had just the same experience with our two Staffies. Little dogs pick on them so they pin them to the floor. Don’t bite them or anything, just hold them at arms length and growl. The owners then go on to tell you that vicious dogs like them should be banned. Just because they are physically capable of ripping your head off doesn’t mean they will harm anything or anybody.
 

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Boxers were original bred as Cattle dogs and have the strength to bring down a full-sized Cow.
Depending on the strain they will either naturally go for an animal's back legs and drag it down that way or will grip around the shoulders and use their body weight and strength to bring a beast down.
A small dog does not present an issue to a Boxer and as you say, they have the potential to cause harm but very rarely do so.
 

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If the front of the eyeball is scratched it could develop into a corneal ulcer which could threat sight in that eye, or even the eye itself. I would take him to the vet to get a fluoroscein stain to rule that out. If it is a scratch on the cornea he will give you some antibiotic ointment to ensure it doesn't develop into an ulcer.
One of my Dobermann’s had a grass seed caught under his third eyelid, it wasn’t found until it developed into an ulcer, luckily a vet specialising in eyes sorted it out for him.
 

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I spat saliva in his eye this evening (as recommended on here) - he ran like a whirling banshee through the house and wouldn't come back to me lol.
Should have done it when he wasn't looking
 
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