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    Default Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    He's always had amazingly clear bright round wide open eyes. No sagging or problems at all.

    Now he's got this - very suddenly. Its not Cherry eye.





    I let it go a day or two, but now he's starting to struggle. He walks around with his eyes closed.

    His right eye - the affected one is pussing a lot. And he doesn't seem to want to eat very much.

    I took him off the kibble because I always felt kibble was the cause of a lot of english bulldogs skin / eye / inflammatory issues. I had been giving him a *ton* of it lately to fatten him up a bit, but I don't know if that's related. Anyways he's off it now.

    Trying to decide if I should take him to the vet or not. He seems very uncomfortable.

    -B-

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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    He needs to go in, infection, perhaps bacterial, scratch or from ulcer.
    Let us know what Vet says and give Baxter love n hugs from us <3


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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Thank you so much @Texas Carol !

    It happened after a walk, so I almost wonder if there's an irritant in there too.

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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    looks like an infection.... I would get him to the vet
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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Yep get to the vet, looks like either an eye infection, dry eye or maybe a scratch or ulcer. Poor Baxter. .

    Anytime there is squinting that means a lot of pain. Pain is usually caused by some irritant and usually an ulcer. Could be anything causing the irritation, hairs, a scratch, or dry eye. Gotta find out what.


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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Oh wow that does look painful, poor guy. I'd get him to the vet.

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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Conjunctivitis ???

    Poor dog !


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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Yes I agree with anything catch it early and it can be helped early on. You don't want to wait and then have it get worse. You can tell you want to take him even if it is nothing for piece of mind. You don't want it to go another day and wake up tomorrow and it be way worse. Hope he gets better bully kisses. Please keep us posted on what it is and how Baxter is.

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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Hi Kevin I agree with others it definitely looks like it is infected, infections can be caused by many things, conjunctivitis or, pink eye, an ulcer or scratch to the eye, irritation from allergies, a foreign object in the eye, such as grass or dirt, or a virus. You can use Over the counter Polysporin eye drops, or a natural saline eye cleaner you can buy at the drugstore, or make yourself with distilled water and salt. These things are fine for a simple eye infection, but it can also be caused by more serious eye issues like a corneal ulcer or glaucoma which only a vet can diagnose. I would take him to the vet if you aren't sure.

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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Bogey had the EXACT same thing when he was 9 months old- I was CONVINCED it was a cherry eye starting! BUT my wise vet calmed me down and told me it was no more than a bacterial infection of the 3 rd eyelid- with eye medication it resolved un eventfully!! Good luck!! It took about 6-7 days on the meds to look better! ( dang dog parks in warm weather!!)
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    Sorry to hear about Baxter, hope he feels better soon!!!

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    Default Re: Baxters Eye - Experts, can you identify the problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter Tiberius View Post
    Thank you so much @Texas Carol !

    It happened after a walk, so I almost wonder if there's an irritant in there too.

    Hey Kevin...checking back on dear lil Baxter (while BIG Baxter).
    Prayed all will resolve completely...his poor face haunted me today


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