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    Hunter

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    Eye infection

    Post  Hunter on Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:18 pm

    I have a 3 year old beagle with a reoccuring eye infection
    I gave her steriod drops from the vet and artificial tears
    but it keeps coming back.
    Checking with vet today for more drops any other ideas.
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  crossroadbeagles on Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:31 pm

    rinse here ears out a few times a week with a flush, but i would take a guess that the issue is from her diet, changing her food would probibly help. has the vet offerd any advice other than the drops?
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  HOLLABACK on Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:39 am

    eye infections are always tricky to clear up with just drops.Most vets will try that route first to see if the problem is the eye itself or in the surrounding socket.Either way it's a pain! Falcon Pharmaceuticals has a product that is the same as the drops but in a jell. "Neomycin and polymxin B Sulfates,and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension" a ribbon size line in the eye once a day will work the best.It actually stays in the eye a bit better then the drops.
    Alot of the time hounds have a condition that the bottom eye lash rolls inward and irrataes the eye by rubbing against the acual eye itself.Corrective surgury is easy and not that exspensive,generally it's a inherited trait.The vet will snip the acual rim of the eye lash and put 1-2 stiches in and done..........Hope this helps......
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Hunter on Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:48 am

    Thank yoy guys I will look into those ideas
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  crossroadbeagles on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:57 pm

    lol sorry i thought the post was about ears not eyes......i like what hollaback said. Changing the diet and rinsing the ears weekly wont help you much lmao
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Hunter on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:38 am

    Took Josie to vets again today now they think eye problem maybe
    a infection that is somewhere else because of some lameness
    she has and a fever. So they took blood but results won't be back until Tues.
    She acts fine until after the hunt we went out today
    and ran 3 ,2 were short unsuccessful runs
    and one back to the gun at full speed.
    But she will be home until we get word from the vet.

    Chris
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  HOLLABACK on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:26 am

    Keep us posted on how ya make out.Best of luck......
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  meguide01 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:46 pm

    most dogs with a bad worm problem will have eye drainage and may not even show signs of worms anywhere else just thought i would add this as a possible cause.
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  HOLLABACK on Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:46 am

    I had a pup one time that had to have his eyelid stiched because it rolled under,and his eyelashes kept rub'n his eyeball.had alot of troubles till we figured it out and only cost less then $100.Could'nt figure it out till we brought him to the vet second time around......$$$$$$$$$ never had a problem again.........Maybe??????????
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Hunter on Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:41 am

    Blood results neg. lyme but white blood count is up
    but she is showing improvement with the antibiotic.
    So the vet says to leave her on it and run her this weekend
    check lameness and keep checking her eyes which seem to be clearing some.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Guest on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:11 pm

    What did the vet tell you about it? I think the dog needs other antibiotics.


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    Hunter

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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Hunter on Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:00 pm

    She has 1 more week on the antibiotics and
    has shown no signs of eye infection
    in over 2 weeks and no lameness after an 11 & 14 mile days
    last week and 2 10 mile days in snow this week.
    So I am hoping the the infection is gone when she runs out of pills.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Guest on Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:09 pm

    great, hopefully everything turns out well.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  hardhunter on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:39 pm

    my buddy has a hound with what looks like an eye infection his brother took his dog to the vet an thay said she has conjunctivitis and it is contagious didnt know if we can get something to treat it at tractor supply or go to the vet
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    Re: Eye infection

    Post  Hunter on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:03 pm

    My dog ended up having a condition that causes her eye to not
    make tears so the vet prescribed a gel that I put in her eye
    twice a day. The discharge that showed in her eye is a defense the body has
    to defend against damage not a sign of infection.

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