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    I noticed Bear is constantly blinking his eyes like there is something in it especially the left one. Its also not as open as the other. I've examined it and its not any redder than the other, it doesn't look irritated and I can't see anything in it. I washed his face. I called the vet to see if I could use eye drops. They said not alot, I've got plain saline drops for eyes. They also suggested artificial tears. I don't know has anyone used regular saline drops for humans on their dog?

    I think maybe he has something in the eye i just can't see. I was worried about cherry eye but the vet said i would know if it was that.

    suggestions on eye irritation?

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    Call your vet to see if there is an optimologist vet in your area. Eyes are different, and if you take him to your vet then the vet tells you to go to the optimologist, then you will be paying TWICE for all the same tests.

    If he is squinting- he could have a scratch or ulcer. Tidus has been through a terrible time, because I waited it out for a few days, then he scratched the other eye because he was rubbing the one with the ulcer, and it was back and forth for a long time now.... he ended up having his lids stapled to keep the swollen skin around his eyes from poking in the eye.

    Squinting usually means pain.... now I have spent a small fortune on getting his eyes fixed and I think it is cuz I waited too long. I would take Bear in asap- just in case.

    It's Saturday, which really stinks- so I am going to refer you to my threads for Tidus on what you can use for now to help him be more comfortable. There are 3 now... my poor baby has 3 threads. Ugh.

    Dry eye is common in bullies too, so you def. want to have him seen.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...idus+squinting

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...=4928#post4928

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...ighlight=tidus

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    Ok i will call on Monday, vet is closed now and I will have to find an opt doc for pets. I noticed that his lower inner eye lid (best I can describe it) is what's bothering him, it won't retract sometimes. Is this common or is it precursor to something worse?

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    Awww poor Bear, I don't have any experience with this so I don't have any advice but I hope he feels better soon!

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    i went to Petco and got Hy-Optic eye irrigation and i've used it once. I pinned Bear down and opened his eye to put them in and the bottom lid is weird like its popping out. I hope this isn't cherry eye. I am going to monitor him through the weekend, looks like a vet visit on Monday.

    now off to love on my bear bear...

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    Can't be of any help at all on this one ....... but hope he feels better soon!!

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    -bear-eye-2-jpg-bear-eye-1-jpgHere are a couple photos I took just now. Is this normal dry eye or something else? DOes this look like it could be allergies or the beginnings of cherry eye? I've looked at all the threads here and photos online and I just don't know. I've used the drops 2x so far and gave him a benadryl about an hour ago. It just looks like its getting worse

    I hate that this has happened on the weekend. Good news is I found a pet opthamologist only 20 minutes away. I will call my vet first thing Monday to see if I should do the eye dr and then call them I guess. I just hate this, i know when I have eye issues its annoying so I can only imagine how he is feeling.

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    Awww he looks so sad and hurt. I hope it is just a scratch of some kind and drop will help. Abby got a scratch once, they wanted to go all the way and do surgery to re-position her lids. I waited and it healed up, she has never had it again. I hope he feels better soon.

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    ooooh ouchie! He does look like he is in a lot of pain, and since his lower eyelid is swollen that fur is probably poking him in the eye. Oooooh, ouch.

    My only other eye problem has been with Jesse. Ever since I got her as a pup, she had one eye that had a tear stain. Even at 14 weeks old. I had her eye checked at the vet 4 times, and each time they told me she did not have entropion, it was just a 'leaky eye'.

    Well, after learning about dog food, I figured there was something in the food that was causing her eye to swell. So I tried many different foods with her. Still no luck, and it even got worse. My last vet appointment with her the vet told me she had entropion. I was horrified, because they told me 4 times she did not have it. So he gave me his magnifier (my vet is very helpful and showed me). Well, I looked and I said, but I do not see hairs from the lower eyelid poking her in the eye, just the hair from the swollen fur from under the eye. Entropion is where the 'eye lashes' grow inward, not the fur growing beneath the eye! So I told him, I had one more food I wanted to try before I thought about getting it repaired. That food was Fromm Grain Free Surf and Turf. Within 3 weeks the stain was gone, and both her eyes look brighter than they ever have. Her eyes are no longer swollen underneath causing the fur to poke her.

    Tidus was a whole different story. Just like with Bear, you could see he was in pain. This looks like a scratch or ulcer to me, it does not look like cherry eye from the pics.

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    i am going to try the Fromm, which store sells it or do i have to order online? I don't remember seeing it at Petsmart or Petco...

    That third lid is very red today but not popping out. I have some eye antibiotic I am going to try and the drops throughout the day. Could be the fur I didn't know about that!! Thanks for all the help.

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    You can go on their website and search for stores by zip code. You will still need to call those listed, since the list isn't up-to-date. It will be sold at smaller privately owned shops like feed supplies etc.. You can order it online also. On store search engine you have the choice of searching local shops or online. I buy my Grain free surf and turf locally but have to order the classic mature adult online.

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    I don't know which one to get? Whats the difference between 4 star and classic? do i need to get adult or do they have puppy? Bear just turned 7 months. When can he be changed to adult?

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