My Pekingese Fancy was playing in the sand box this morning with my youngest son and well he thought it would be fun to bury her! She didnt mind because she absolutely adores him. The problem is when I looked over and realized what he was doing he had already dumped sand on her head. I of course scolded him and went over and got Fancy to dust her off. When I brought her in the house I realized one of her eyes was running and seemed irritated from the sand. So I tried to wash her eyes out with just cool water but I think I made it worse! Now her eye is swollen practically shut! My vet does not have an emergency number so I called the local animal hospital and of course they told me to bring her in. Do you guys know if there is anything else I can do as far as rinsing her eye out? Or would that most likely further the problem? Do you think it will be ok to wait until tomorrow to take her to my vet? She does not seem to be in any pain she's acting normal she just looks terrible.
You should take him to the vet right away before the eye sustains permanent damage. The eye is the easiest parts of the body to be damaged, but it is also one of the quickest to heal. I would not wait, especially another day.
I have gotten sand in my eye before and it was painful. I was not able to go to the doctor until the next day and it was also swollen. Funny thing is that the dr said it was out of my eye by the time I saw him. I used a soothing eye wash with an antibacterial formula (over the counter). Donít remember what it was - sorry. The dr did a full exam with orange drops. He said I did the right thing. Donít know if this will help you with your dog.
Let us know what happens, I really hope she is ok. I would take her to the vet right away because, like someone has already said, the eye is very easily injured...you don't want the sand to scratch her eyes and cause irreversible damage.
Well, I ended up calling a friend of mine who is a personal friend of my vet and so she gave him a call and he in return called me back. He recommended a solution called ARK naturals "Eyes so Bright" and an ointment called Paralube. Both were available at Pet Smart. I used the solution/wash and then the ointment and the irritation in her eye has already cleared up quite a bit. I am going to go ahead and take her in the morning to the vets office to be safe. Thanks all for your suggestions.
Hope Fancy feels better. Be sure to take her in so the vet can look for a corneal abrasion. They'll probably prescribe antibiotic drops or ointment to make sure it doesn't get infected. If it were a human, they would patch it for a day, but I don't know what they do for dogs. I would imagine the same thing.
Friends can be invaluable. Thank God for them. Glad she is doing well. Milk? This product has the most interesting uses. I have heard of it being a meat marinade to now an eye wash. Fascinating substance. Challenge.....what do you use milk for...besides drimking?
mil takes the burn out of things (great for soothing heart burn or if yu ate something spicy) welders use milk if the burn their eyse welding. also if you burn your eyes with colution or sunburns scrap a potato and lay it over teh eyelids. and then drop mil onto the scrapings, cover with a slice (round) of potato and leave it for 5 or more min. this will also take the burn out of your eyes. got ahold to a spicy pepper or such, a milk product )ie> ice cream, milk, yougurt will sooth the fire.
MSBOXERS, I have heard of the potato thing too. I thought my old bf who told me that was whacked. He said to do that if you burn your skin too. He lived in the mountains of NC and I thought is was just an old wives tale or some old mountain recipe. I guess there is something to be said for those things. Maybe Grandma Walton would have some good advice. LOL
sorry but he was right- we won't tell him lol. i got the wrong contact solutuion in my eyes and DADDY (yea for great daddys) put that in my eyes and packed the scrapping on my eyelids and poured the milk on htat- the doctor's drop didn't even touch the burn but daddy made it better. butter will also take the burn out when you burn your hand cooking