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    Default My Poor Girl...Opinions Please!!!

    Yesterday we found our 5yo staffy bitch with a swollen eye so we called the vet, she told us to keep it clean and let her know how it is the next day. Well today it was much worse so I met up with my vet in between her appointments and she gave her some anit-inflammatory's. So now we have to wait until the sweeling goes down to determine exactly what it is and what to do as it is WAY too sore to even touch atm. Even cleaning it she pulls away and yelps. My vet reckons (I really hate that word lol) that she was kicked by one of our horses and tat she has broken one of te bones in her head. We should see an improvement by the morning.

    Is there anything else I can do to help make her more comfy???

    Here are some pics


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    Poor darlin that looks so sore. Is there anyway you can get an ice pack on it? Maybe if she is to lay in bed on her left side you could position it against it somehow?

    Is there any such thing as painkillers for dogs?

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    Oh poor little thing, she is soooo cute.
    No suggestions here, are they going to x-ray if they think it's broken?

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    Not sure what the exact plans are but we should see a great improvement within the next 5 days. I havent asked about pain relief will give the vet a call and see if bute would be ok to give?
    She said that there isnt anything that can be done for broken bones in the face but she will be able to establish more when the swelling has subsided

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    As for an icepack she wont really let me touch it to clean it so she def wont let me near it with an icepack

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    Is she on a liquid or tablet anti inflammatory?
    Rimadyl is a human pain killer that can be bought from the pharmacy but used with dogs but don't use it without talking to your vet.
    Has your vet actually seen it? What are you attempting to clean it with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Is she on a liquid or tablet anti inflammatory?
    Rimadyl is a human pain killer that can be bought from the pharmacy but used with dogs but don't use it without talking to your vet.
    Has your vet actually seen it? What are you attempting to clean it with?
    She is on Liquid anti-inflammatory's.... Yes she has seen it but she couldnt see inside as it is so swollen.
    Cleaning with a cotton ball and warm salty water

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    The poor girl!! Just make another appointment and ask for Rimadyl. It is grass seed season, could she have gotten one of those in her eye??

    From memory I think some anti inflammatories like metacam have pain relief in them.

    I hope she feels better soon. Keep us updated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brydes View Post
    The poor girl!! Just make another appointment and ask for Rimadyl. It is grass seed season, could she have gotten one of those in her eye??

    From memory I think some anti inflammatories like metacam have pain relief in them.

    I hope she feels better soon. Keep us updated!
    Who knows what she has done, I guess it is possible she got a grass seed in her eye? She is such a dog didnt even come and complain about her sore eye lol

    She is on Metacan so at least she will have some pain relief then. Hopefully the swelling will start to go down by the morning

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    I find when ever I give an animal pain killers they feel all brand new and proceed to bounce around the place like spring lambs...

    So if you do get the pain management right - you may then need to put her in a padded crate and cover it up to keep her from running around, or get pain killer in combination with sedative.

    She may have headbutted a horse's hoof, she may have also head butted a post while not exactly looking where she was going at full speed. She may also have pulled something heavy on top of her. If you didn't see it happen, you can't be sure. SBT are prone to prangs. Though mostly they prang into people - which is relatively soft for staffy, not so good for people's knees.

    I am not a vet but I imagine, apart from making her wear a crash helmet (like that's going to happen) there is not a lot you can do. Can't splint the skull. Might be able to operate to put the skull back in the right shape (if it has been squished). Can't get ice near it. At least whatever happened - it doesn't seem to have broken the skin - which might be bad for infection. Though it is hard to tell from photo.

    Do ask the vet up front if it was his dog, what would he do, and also how much is each treatment going to cost (especially if surgery gets recommended), and what the chances are that the treatment will improve things. Ie only 10% chance of improvement - you might not want to do it.

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