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One of her eyes won’t open she is very sleepy also, a pug,

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One of her eyes won’t open she is very sleepy also
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: a pug
JA: How long has the Pug been lethargic? Any changes in her appetite?
Customer: maybe an hour or so, she ate fine about 45 mins ago and went for a walk but now she seems super sleepy
JA: Could she have eaten something unusual?
Customer: maybe? I had thrown some flowers away and there were some Lilly petals on the floor next to the bin - could that maybe be it?
JA: And what's the Pug's name and age?
Customer: Dolly she’s 2 and a half - she’s a pug cross Brussels griffin
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: no other issues
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.

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

Had you noticed her squinting or a runny or red eye prior to this?

Is she rubbing or scratching at her eye?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hi, thank you for your response. No rubbing it’s just puffy and turned up compared to the other eye
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
She still has her usual appetite though and barked at the door. It’s just her eye
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Thank you.

Would a photo of her eye be possible please?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hi there, could you see my most recent response?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Without further information or a photo it is difficult for me to provide the best advice but I will certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Dolly's signs could have a few causes including:

  • A corneal scratch or eye ulcer
  • A foreign body under the eyelid (such as a grass awn)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • A recent insect sting near the eye
  • Etc.

It is important we get Dolly to a vet who will be able to check her over and examine her eye.

They may stain for any ulcers and measure her tear production.

They should also flush her eye through to remove any debris or foreign material.

Dolly's treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g. topical antibiotic drops and oral anti inflammatories.

If she is starting to rub, a buster collar should be used to protect the eye.

We can also use cotton wool and warm water to bathe the eye twice daily, removing any crust.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hopefully this has been useful and please do let me know if there is anything else.

Wishing Dolly all the very best.