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    Hello. My 7 months old bulldog has developed a swollen lower eyelid. It seemed bigger than usual last night. Now that I just got home from work today, I noticed it's gotten bigger and pussing a little. He's not scratching at it, and doesn't seem to have any other simptoms. We have some Benadryl, so should I try giving him that to see if the swelling goes down? He has been outside more than usual in the last few days with the cooler weather so I think it might be a bug bite, although I'm not sure. Any suggestions? thanks in advance

    update: it might be cherry eye. How serious is that ?
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    Default Re: Swollen lower eyelid

    I would take your baby to the vet. Pus means infection. It's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to their eyes. Cherry eye is also something that should be treated by a vet. Good luck and hope your baby feels better!


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    @darmane Could you post a picture so that we can see if it is cherry eye or not??

    As for the pus ... well if it is infected then you are going to need to see a vet. In the meantime IF it is cherry eye you can use human eye drops for dry eyes that you get over the counter.

    BUT ... if you could show us then it would be easier to tell or not....

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    Default Re: Swollen lower eyelid

    Could be a bug bite, a scratch or clogged tear duct. You could apply a warm compress for a clogged duct.

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    if my dog had puss coming out of her eye and it was swollen i would see the vet. cherry eye can sometimes be massaged back in as some people here have googled it and done it. keep us updated

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    Hey everyone. It was cherry eye. We had to have surgery and Vegas is going well.

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    Default Re: Swollen lower eyelid

    Quote Originally Posted by darmane View Post
    Hey everyone. It was cherry eye. We had to have surgery and Vegas is going well.
    I'm glad he's doing well .. our foster bully has cherry eye too and will need surgery!!

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