Red, puffy, itchy eye - Suggestions appreciated!

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My sweet boy Romeo’s right eye has been really red, irritated and itchy the past few weeks that has gotten a bit worse. I have been wiping it with anti fungal wipes and giving him Benadryl the last few days, but no changes yet. Has anyone else’s bulldog had something like this? Could it be mites or more likely a yeast infection or allergic reaction? I plan on bringing him into the vet now, but thought I’d see if anyone had an educated guess so I can try to ease his pain and itchiness ASAP! Thanks so much.
 

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Hi!
My sweet boy Romeo’s right eye has been really red, irritated and itchy the past few weeks that has gotten a bit worse. I have been wiping it with anti fungal wipes and giving him Benadryl the last few days, but no changes yet. Has anyone else’s bulldog had something like this? Could it be mites or more likely a yeast infection or allergic reaction? I plan on bringing him into the vet now, but thought I’d see if anyone had an educated guess so I can try to ease his pain and itchiness ASAP! Thanks so much.

It’s looks like allergies.

Probably pollen or grass allergies, environmental allergies flare up at this time of year.

What do you feed him??

Benadryl my dog actually has a allergic reaction to it. Made it 5X worse cause he was allergic to Benadryl.

Not all dogs are allergic to Benadryl but I give my dog bovine Colostrum to help with environmental allergies, it’s a natural version of Benadryl, no side effects either.

You can also give Quercetin tablets that are antihistamine and anti itch.

Keep us updated
 
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sarlynne

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It’s looks like allergies.

Probably pollen or grass allergies, environmental allergies flare up at this time of year.

What do you feed him??

Benadryl my dog actually has a allergic reaction to it. Made it 5X worse cause he was allergic to Benadryl.

Not all dogs are allergic to Benadryl but I give my dog bovine Colostrum to help with environmental allergies, it’s a natural version of Benadryl, no side effects either.

You can also give Quercetin tablets that are antihistamine and anti itch.

Keep us updated
Thanks so much, I feed him Acana Lamb and apple grain free. The struggle with changing foods has been astronomical. I still haven’t found one I feel like is completely successful, but the lamb has been the best so far until this. 😩 I will definitely look into those medications you mentioned, and get him into the vet. It is now bleeding and wish i could figure out what is affecting him so bad. I’m hopeful the vet will be able to pin it down.
 

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Thanks so much, I feed him Acana Lamb and apple grain free. The struggle with changing foods has been astronomical. I still haven’t found one I feel like is completely successful, but the lamb has been the best so far until this. 😩 I will definitely look into those medications you mentioned, and get him into the vet. It is now bleeding and wish i could figure out what is affecting him so bad. I’m hopeful the vet will be able to pin it down.

How long has he been on the lamb for ??

I ask because dogs can develop an allergy to what they eat every day.

I hope you will figure it out, if it’s environmental allergies, I recommend Bovine Colostrum(I buy Four Leaf Rover brand) it helps with environmental allergies.

If the vet suggest allergy medications(apoquel, Atopica, and Cytopoint) I highly recommend saying “No Thanks” cause they all destroy the immune system, which causes other health issues, viruses and some cancers can easily take over because of the suppressing the immune system those do.

Have you tried a raw diet?? Lamb with veg or just lamb meat and bone with organ???

Those are easy to digest, maybe look into that if your unsure about his food, just a thought.

But that Acana lamb and apple is good.


Keep us updated
 

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Eyes can be tricky and I generally don't like to mess around with them as things can go south quickly. Let the vet take a look to make sure there isn't an infection or a scratch would could require prescription eyedrops.
 

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Eyes need to be seen by a vet ASAP!!! He could have an ulcer or something in the eye causing the issue... it's hard to diagnose w/the redness & swelling... I speak from experience here, do not let keyboard "vets" tell you otherwise!!!
 
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sarlynne

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How long has he been on the lamb for ??

I ask because dogs can develop an allergy to what they eat every day.

I hope you will figure it out, if it’s environmental allergies, I recommend Bovine Colostrum(I buy Four Leaf Rover brand) it helps with environmental allergies.

If the vet suggest allergy medications(apoquel, Atopica, and Cytopoint) I highly recommend saying “No Thanks” cause they all destroy the immune system, which causes other health issues, viruses and some cancers can easily take over because of the suppressing the immune system those do.

Have you tried a raw diet?? Lamb with veg or just lamb meat and bone with organ???

Those are easy to digest, maybe look into that if your unsure about his food, just a thought.

But that Acana lamb and apple is good.


Keep us updated
He’s been on the lamb for about 3 or 4 months! I do agree about apoquel because I’ve heard that and would rather try other options first that would not negatively affect his immune system. I made a vet appointment for this weekend so i’m hopeful they take care of it! Thanks so much!
 
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Eyes can be tricky and I generally don't like to mess around with them as things can go south quickly. Let the vet take a look to make sure there isn't an infection or a scratch would could require prescription eyedrops.
Made a vet appointment, thanks so much
 
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sarlynne

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Eyes need to be seen by a vet ASAP!!! He could have an ulcer or something in the eye causing the issue... it's hard to diagnose w/the redness & swelling... I speak from experience here, do not let keyboard "vets" tell you otherwise!!!
I agree! Just wanted to see everyone’s thoughts from experience. Made a vet appointment for this weekend!
 

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See Vet as ASAP. In the mean time you can try Benadryl to help with the irritation. Hopefully it's nothing more than an insect bite/sting...and not an ulcer or something worse.
 

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