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Poor Henry!

Post by gbste on Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:02 pm

My elderly yellow lab cross, Henry, has been having teary eyes for a couple of weeks. It didn't seem serious. I would wipe off his face in the morning, and he'd be fine for a day or so. This morning, it looked like he was shedding bloody tears from his left eye! Kevin took him to the vet after lunch, so I hope everything is ok with him. He has some small growths on his eyelid, and perhaps one of those got opened up somehow.

Last night, he had trouble settling down to sleep. I thought that he was cold, and we opened up one of the fleece blankets we had picked up on sale and covered him with it. He settled down to sleep then, but I'm wondering if his poor eye was bothering him last night.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by BobCat on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:28 pm

Poor thing. I was told at one time that those dark tears, and teary eyes in general, are sometimes caused by a PH imbalance. Lots of people on the Papillon board I belong to will sprinkle a tiny bit of buttermilk powder on the dogs' dry food and claim that helps, but if it's only one eye, maybe it is an injury or something. Hope he gets better soon.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by Sue Short on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:56 pm



So sorry to hear about Henry. Keep us posted on what's happening.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by pupskweek on Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:28 pm

What did the vet say? (You know how we worry) I sure hope it's nothing....
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by bpaquet on Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:35 pm

I hope Henry got something to make his poor eyes feel better. Get well soon, sweetie!
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by jeanebellini on Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:15 am

on the Pet Stop they said kitties with goopy eyes can be from a sinus infection or allergies.
please let us know what the vet says...here's hoping its something simple
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by gbste on Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:46 pm

It turns out that Henry has an abrasion on his third eyelid. We got some eye drops for him that have a medicine for the abrasion plus a pain killer. The drops work really well, and they are easy to administer since Henry recognizes that they make him feel better. He keeps his head still and actually wags his tail when we administer the drops. He's a big boy, so it's good that he wants to cooperate. Kevin says it took 3 people to actually do the eye exam at the vet's, but once he got his meds, he was a happy boy once again.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by fiffur on Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:17 pm

I am so glad Henry is improving already. Very smart dog to have figured out those drops are what is making his eye feel so much better. How long do you have to put those drops in? When does Henry go back for a recheck?
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by gbste on Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:52 pm

Henry needs drops 4 times a day for a week. He doesn't need a recheck if the drops are working.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by Sue Short on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:50 pm



That's good to hear. Will he have the drops for the
rest of his life. Glad he is such a good boy. I'm sure he
he gets a treat or two for being such a good boy.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by gbste on Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:22 pm

He only needs the drops until the abrasion heals. He's much better already, and much happier. He was in pain before the treatment, but he's obviously feeling more comfortable now.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by fiffur on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:20 pm

I wonder how on earth he got that abrasion in the first place...................
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by gbste on Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:44 pm

Well, we do have a house full of cats...or else, Henry could have run into something face first or else slipped and landed face first while he was outside. His balance isn't what it used to be.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by fluffnstuff on Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:07 pm

I'm glad that Henry is doing better.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by jeanebellini on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:11 pm

could sokmething have gotten into his eye and caused the abrasion? thankfully i've never had a critter with that problem, but i remember reading in a James Herriot book about a dog that had really bad eyes because his eyelashes were growing so they hit his eyes.
I"m just happy it was something simple and that he's being so good with the eye drops:)
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by bpaquet on Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:05 pm

I'm glad it was something pretty simple and easy to treat. Good boy, Henry!

I got a scratch on my eye this past winter from just a piece of hair. I have no idea how it happened, but OUCH! Fortunately, eyes heal quickly.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:43 pm

Here's to hoping they heal without scarring, and that it never happens again.
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Re: Poor Henry!

Post by pupskweek on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:49 pm

GOOD NEWS! Too bad he had to suffer in the first place but how good that it is so simply fixed--Big hug to Henry! cheers Dogs are so great, aren't they?
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