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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater 7 View Post
    Swelling hasn't spread. Actually looks like it has gone down some. I pulled the lid back and doesn't look like there is anything wrong. Takeing her to the vet first thing in the morning to have it checked out though just to be safe. Going to put a cold wrap on it to see if the swelling will go down some too. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks for that advice
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    How is your pup's eye this morning?
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    Still swollen. We're headed to the vet as soon as the open in an hour. I will update you guys on what it was or what the vet says it is when we get out. Thanks for the concern, info, and help.
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    Took her to the vet this morning. He said it could be a couple of things. Probably not a grass awn or foxtail. Said it looks like it could be a bee sting or hornet. Also could have been a scorpion or maybe even a snake where only one fang entered but he doubted that. He checked her eye for a cornea scratch and everything actually with her eye was fine except the swelling around it. Gave her a steroid shot, she is on an antibiotic which should kill any infection she has, and a steroid cream that is to be applied to her eye to help prevent infection if it may occur.
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    Where you are a scorpion sting would makes sense. I lived over in Dadeville for a while. They are all over.
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    I agree probably a bite from something. Hopefully the cortisone shot takes the swelling down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeland View Post
    I lived over in Dadeville for a while.
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    Robert, glad to know it's treatable. Hope your guy has a speedy recovery.

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    Glad to hear she's OK and improving. I've had 2 eye scares, both of which presented like your dog's. The first one, was a 4 mos. pup that got bit by a snapping turtle. We were there and saw it strike at her, but wasn't sure it connected because she didn't cry and we were pretty far away to see what was going on. About 10 minutes later her eye swelled up so we called the vet. He said check her pupils and if they are different sizes, bring her in. They were and we did. He checked the surface of her eye with that neon green dye and it was fine, so he gave us some meds and told us to keep an eye on it. It improved, then worsened so we went back to an eye specialist where she was diagnosed with uveitis. It took about 2 months to fully heal.

    The next incident was this same dog's daughter, in 2011. We were at our national specialty show and I noticed her eye was weepy after her class. I checked her pupils--different sizes--and took her straight to the eye vet since it was on the way home. There, they pulled a good sized seed out from under her 3rd eyelid. That one healed quickly, within 24 hrs. you couldn't even tell. The pupils being different sizes is a good way to tell if the dog is in extreme pain, and the vets told me to consider that an emergency. On my dogs, it's easy to check because they have yellow eyes, but if you look closely you can tell even on a dog with very dark eyes.
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    Last year my male was rubbing his eye at dinner time. I washed it out, and almost instantly his whole eye swelled shut. Then the swelling started progressing up the side of his head, along the midline. Gave him benedryl and stayed with him through the night.

    Got him to the doc the next morning. Whole left side of his head/face swollen including his ear. Took benedryl and pred for almost a week to get the swelling and itching to subside. We determined he had been stung just above the left eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    Glad to hear she's OK and improving. I've had 2 eye scares, both of which presented like your dog's. The first one, was a 4 mos. pup that got bit by a snapping turtle. We were there and saw it strike at her, but wasn't sure it connected because she didn't cry and we were pretty far away to see what was going on. About 10 minutes later her eye swelled up so we called the vet. He said check her pupils and if they are different sizes, bring her in. They were and we did. He checked the surface of her eye with that neon green dye and it was fine, so he gave us some meds and told us to keep an eye on it. It improved, then worsened so we went back to an eye specialist where she was diagnosed with uveitis. It took about 2 months to fully heal.

    The next incident was this same dog's daughter, in 2011. We were at our national specialty show and I noticed her eye was weepy after her class. I checked her pupils--different sizes--and took her straight to the eye vet since it was on the way home. There, they pulled a good sized seed out from under her 3rd eyelid. That one healed quickly, within 24 hrs. you couldn't even tell. The pupils being different sizes is a good way to tell if the dog is in extreme pain, and the vets told me to consider that an emergency. On my dogs, it's easy to check because they have yellow eyes, but if you look closely you can tell even on a dog with very dark eyes.
    That is so good to know Julie about the different size pupils. Thanks for posting that info.
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