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Our dog was diagnosed with vestibular disease this week, of

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HiOur dog was diagnosed with vestibular disease this week, of which she has made a good recovery so far.The vet placed her on Canergy 100gsm, 1/4 of tablet twice daily which she has now finished (last one last night)We took her out for a walk last night and when we returned she started rubbing her eye, we bathed it in water and could see anything in it but this morning it was mattered and now she is still rubbing it and struggling to open itIs there anything we can buy over the counter to help sooth it for her- we are worried not to use something that may interfere with the drugs she has taken

HI there, you are through to Dr. Jake. Im a UK based vet. im sorry to hear of your concerns with your dog. we often see dogs that have vestibular disease are wobbly and struggle to walk until they start to recover , this can often result in bumping in to things and leading to trauma of the head and eyes. i suspect this has occured to cause the rubbing.

with ocular conditions its important that the eye is examined by a vet prior to administration of any treatment as the eye needs to be examined to make sure an ulcer or scratch isnt present. this can change the choice of medication as some ocular medications can worsen an ulcer or scratch. i would recommend making an appointment with a local vet who can conduct a full opthalmic exam prior to prescribing ocular medications for your dog.

these topical ocular medications wont interfere with the canergy she is on at the moment

i hope all this information helps

kind regards

Dr. jake

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** total senseWe will speak to the Vet

no problem at all

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