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    Unhappy Staffy with One Red Watery Eye

    Hi all,

    Just wanted some advice....

    Barry out 5 1/2 month old staffy seems to have a red watery right eye. The white part of his eye seems to be pinky in colour and i seems to be gunky, like white "sleep".

    He isn't annoyed or showing any discomfort towards it.

    Ive only noticed it today.

    Should i keep wiping with a wet cotton ball and see how he goes for a couple days or make an appointment with the vet?

    Has anyone else had this with their dog/staffy??

    Worried
    K

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    I'd be making an appointment with the vet to have it checked out. In the meantime make up a weak saline solution (1/4 tspn of salt to 1 cup warm water) and bathe his eye with this a few times a day.

    It's probably nothing, but peace of mind is worth a vet visit.

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    Hi Barrykins,

    As you've only noticed it today, do what gery's suggested and rinse it/clean it in a saline solution. Hopefully it;'s just a foreign item in here like a bit of soil or dust, but it could also be conjunctivitis or an eye infection. So, if you can't notice it clearing tomorrow, or t least looking a little bit better, then I would call and get the vet to check your dog's eye, certainly.

    All the best.

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    Hi BK..

    Yes my SBT has had this eye prob too, i took Floyd to see vet & he had small grains of dirt in he's eye. Vet flushed he's eye out with saline solution & prescribed Chloropt eye ointment 3x daily for 3 days, with in the 1st few doses of eye ointment he's eye cleared up just fine.

    Please dont use cotton wool balls as its fibers may go into the eye & make the eye more irritated. It maybe a good idea to just wipe he's eye with a soft cloth & warm salty water & keep any eye on it for the next day or so, but if your SBT starts to paw he's eye & rub he's eye up against anything then a trip to vet is a good idea
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 02-09-2010 at 08:37 PM.

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    sounds like conjuctivitis to me...just like humans can get. you might need some ointment from the vets

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    My 3 month old heeler had red whites of his eye, eye also was opaque colour. It was ulcerated. Please see a vet if you are worried.

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    Thanks Aussie Floyd,

    Its pretty much recovered today. No more gunk, discharge or pink.

    I used make up removal pads, that's what i meant to say, not cotton balls. I hope this was ok.

    Thanks

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    Thanks everyone for your prompt replies.

    I thought as he wasn't pawing his eye, that i could leave it to see if it would be better the next day.

    Would have taken him straight into vet if it wasnt.

    Barry's eye is much better, no more discharge or pinkness

    Thanks you so much for your care

    x K

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    That's great to hear Barrykins.

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    aww Barrykins, that excellent news, so glad to here that you hunky boy is all ok

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