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Cherry eye can’t open it properly now, dog, shes my ex’s dog

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Cherry eye can’t open it properly now
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: dog
JA: When did you notice the dog had this Cherry eye? Any known allergies?
Customer: shes my ex’s dog I took her off him yesterday and I noticed it then not know any allergies
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Cortina think she’s nearly 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Cortina.

When did the cherry eye first appear?

Has she been rubbing at it?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Think it was last week and not that I’ve seen
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

What breed is she?

Would a photo be possible please?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
She’s a bully cross Frenchy
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

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Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

I can see swelling around the eye, thick discharge and excessive squinting.

There appears to be a bacterial infection.

It's hard to confirm a cherry eye from this photo but they are common in this breed. They cause a reduced tear production which can predispose a dog to infection.

We need to examine her eye in person, flush away any foreign bodies or debris, check her tear production and stain for any ulcers.

I suspect she will need topical antibiotics and anti inflammatories as well as Atropine drops to further reduce discomfort.

Once the infection is under control, we can schedule her surgery to correct her cherry eye.

At home, use cotton wool and warm water to bathe the eye and protect it from any rubbing with a buster collar.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you I’ve been trying to get hold of the pdsa in Plymouth with no luck I can’t believe he’s left her like it now she will be living with me and my children and other dog who she loves
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Bless her, she's lucky she has landed on her feet with you and hopefully we can have her seen by the vet soon.

This window will remain open and you can check back with any questions.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok thank you again just want to make her better she gets on with my Staffie and vice versa
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Oh, that's good.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
When can she get seen ? I’ve tried calling pdsa in Plymouth where I live but can’t get hold of them
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

I'm afraid I can't answer this for you, you need to ask your local clinic.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok thank you for all your help
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Sure thing and take care.