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Typical Young and Dumb Teenager?
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I know you guys are doctors, and probably not vets either, but any answers you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Um okay, we just noticed this..

Our dog, who is approx. 3 years old, has a swollen, pink ring (whether the rim of his eye is) around his eye. It's seems as if watery 'eyeboogers' are coming out, but at the same time, three-fourths of his right eye is closed. His left appears to be fine, at the moment anyway.

Yesterday, a another dog, which is also a registered poodle, was dropped off with us and will be staying for who knows how long (but we do not plan on keeping him). This dog doesn't seem to have anything wrong with him. In fact, besides being extremely thin, he appears to be healthy.
We also have another registered miniature toy poodle who we've had for about two years now. He's fat, but appears, and has pretty much always been, healthy.
*I add this incase it may be because it may help.

I dont know his health problems, although I do know he's always been a sickly dog and in and out of the vet's office.


We have no way of getting him to a vet's office until at least Monday, the 2nd because my parents have to work and cant take off!


What could it be?
What could I do?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.

[ 05-29-2008, 11:43 PM: Message edited by: Typical Young and Dumb Teenager? ]

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Sounds like some type of infection... unless your dog becomes really lethargic (like not wanting to move at all), chances are he'll be fine. If he does start seeming like he's in a lot of pain, or if he's overall health deteriorates, I'd suggest finding another adult to go with to the vet.

In general, eye problems are not something to be treated by non-professionals.

You should try to keep the other dogs away from him, just in case it's contagious. You should also wash your hands after you touch him because most things that make dogs sick make people sick too.

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Thanks, atm.


When I woke up around noon today, he is acting the same as he always does, which btw isn't really doing much because after he had his previous surgeries and everything, he has totally changed, but the eye problem is still there.


I've decided that I'll inform my mom about it tonight, because I have yet to speak to her, and then I'll let her decide what to do from there.

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My parent is a vet- I'll talk to her about it ^_^

(Although I bet she'll say she can't make any diagnostics without actually seeing the animal...)

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Well, come to find out, he just had something in his eye that was causing an infection. So, everything is fixed, and he is okay now.


Thanks, though.
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