March 21st 2012 6:52 pm
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I am good, i don't need any eye medicine!! I went to the Vet last Friday and he sent Mom home with an eye wash, eye medicine and some artificial tears. My left eye is bone dry and the vet said I could go blind or even have to have the eye removed. I have been battling this issue for a long time, but Dr Mark said he is starting to notice some significant damage to my eyeball. So that is why we got the medicine!! He is hoping the medicine will help the eye to recover on its own.
You know what it is like to put eye medicine in a dog's eyes? More specifically, do you know what it is like to put eye medicine in my eyes?! It's a daily battle!!!! ;)
Eye wash and artificial tears should go in about 4 times a day it says and the eye medicine should go in twice a day. Mom is only successful ONCE a day so far ... BOL! It's a chore to say the least. Mom has been home since 3 and that is when she attempted to put medicine in my eyes. It's almost 7 and still no medicine. She keep putting a towel down to wash my eyes and i get up and move! BOL! She has done this about 10 times today ... she will keep trying because so far she has been successful, later at night when i am snoozing on the couch!!
Anyone know an easy way to get medicine in a pup's eyes without losing a finger ..... ?!?!?
Momma says she doesn't have any suggestions for you and feels your pain when she has to do ear wash with me.
Soft muzzle.. the cloth kind... yeah I know you and he wont like it.. but if it means him keeping his eye.. a little tough love is worth it... also.. swaddling in a big bath towel... I know I know... but better than losing that eye.. or your hand !
Glad my Boys dont argue... they are about 3 times Rileys size !
Hugsss and Luck !
hu-sis says another "trick" that works sometimes with squirmy pups is to come around from the back of the head to put the drops in so that the pup doesnt see you commin till the drops are in....so you'd reach around with your right hand to do the left eye and vice versa.
I managed to get a dose in his eyes this afternoon. I kinda did the approach from behind. We were sitting on the couch and i went and got the medicine and kinda came at him from behind. He let me do it but no telling how long before he is on to me! LOL! Thank you for the tips!!