Just here to share a little personal experience that maybe can help one of you down the road.
My dog is a chiweenie named Pupalups, and recently experienced some type of eye trauma. Poor thing came running in my office with this look on her face.
Needless to say, I was quite worried. Her eye was red and irritated, it appeared to be extremely itchy, and it hurt her to rub it with her paw or even to rub it against anything. From her tongue licking me, I could tell she had an elevated fever and she was just generally uncomfortable.
I started trying to contact our vet. We use a very reputable mobile vet in town, Clay Oaks Veterinary- Mobile Veterinarian but unfortunately, it was a Monday, in the afternoon, and they were booked solid. They were still trying to work me in, but I, being the panicked human, continued to call around to find help for my small dog.
I was able to secure an appointment at the emergency clinic at Belleview Veterinary Hospital where Dr Cara and Brittany came to our rescue. Dr Cara believes that Pupalups was sprayed or bitten by a bug in her cornea, and possibly further irritated it by scratching. The treatment is for her to take antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and an eye drop along with an eye salve. The treatment may be different for your pets, based on their eye injury.
But, out came the “dreaded cone”. That irritating thing the vet puts around your dog’s head to protect either from chewing or from scratching, of course there may be other reasons, but those are what I thought of right away. 😊
In this case, the cure can almost be worse than the disease. Thankfully, we carry a product that helps with this issue, and I wanted to share it with you. We have a product called “K9 & Kitty Calmer For Dogs & Cats” by Liquid Health. After the initial pain medicine wore off from the vet, Pupalups was increasingly agitated with the cone, and wanting to squeeze her small paw through the cone to itch her eye. I, most certainly, was in for a long sleepless night protecting her. Then I remembered this product, and gave her a small amount, and at last she calmed down, and was able to drift off to sleep. She still slept in between me and my husband, and we kept a watchful eye on her, but she slept, which will aid greatly in her healing.
This supplement is a calming supplement, made in the USA, of 100% Human Grade Ingredients. It has “no harmful side effects, when used as directed.” It is a liquid with a dropper, so easy to give your pet a small amount.
We take her back in a week, and I am confident she will be better, her eye is already showing a marked improvement, but I will be keeping the K9 & Kitty Calmer handy so that she can rest and continue to heal.
As always, if you have any questions, please email or call us and we will be happy to help.