Woof! Furiends, I have to paw up about an eye infection that happened to me and now my sister, Carla Mae. Did you ever get a piece of dust in your eyes? Or, a piece of grass from all the playing in the field? Stings, right? Well, I am about to share with you an eye infection that happens to us Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus that makes that piece of dust fell like a day in the park. Barking about park; did you go today and have lots of fun? Furiends, photos in this blog are not for the weak paw and tail
A few years ago, Mom noticed that I was squinting; when it comes to camera time, I certainly do not squint. I am all eyes and ready to strike a pose.
Any bark, Mom took me to Doc and they said I had a thing called an ulcer. Mom was giving me drop after drop and my eye wasn’t getting better. The next thing I knew, Mom put me in the car and let’s just bark that the wind was going very fast through my fur. Another Doc saw me and told Mom that if she had made the wind go slow, I would have lost my eye. GULP Doc told Mom that there was some bad dude in my eye making a meal out of my eye. Grrr dude, go to the grocery store if you are hungry! After several weeks, my long lushful eye lashes created bad dudes in my eye. Furiends, this did not happen all at once, this went on for weeks and I was not happy and in a lot pain.
Now, this bad dude came to visit my sister, Carla; however, this dude must have been very hungry because dude did not take his time on her eye. She developed within hours a melting ulcer, she did not even make one whimper; Mom just happened to notice her eye wasn’t her pretty blue. What the kibble is a melting ulcer? Furiends, I had to Goo(gel) this one! Hold on to your blankie, this isn’t pleasant, I must say Carla is my hero after I have pawed up what this is!
Our eyes have an item called cornea and the job is to allow light in. When the cornea isn’t feeling well, an ulcer can occur causing pain of the eye. The eye may also become cloudy, sort of like the sky when it is about to leak. Hmm, wonder if the sky and cornea know each other? Woof! Any paw, when an ulcer begins to melt, or gets really hungry, will begin to eat the cornea. What the kibble?! This is really bad furiends because when this happens, the eye really gets mad and will erupt.
(Shudderrrr, gave me chills) Still with me? Woofeee, how did Carla do it? She was so brave! Good news, as long as the eye doesn’t get hungry and begin eating, Doc can save the eye; sometimes, Doc needs to go in and do surgery, which Carla had to have on both eyes! Doc noticed that her other eye was not behaving too. After surgery, lots of drops and pills.
So, what caused these bad dudes to show up in Carla’s eyes? As much as Carla doesn’t want to discuss this, aging causes all sort of aliments in dogs too. As us dogs age, we have problems like our parents, furiends just let them think it is only them. BOL Carla’s eyelids were beginning to drop and roll inward, this is called entropion (Goo-gle a lot on this blog!). The only way Doc could help Carla, Doc had to perform surgery and pull her eyelids back up. Is it I or are you about to faint too? After this surgery is completed to treat entropion, this will help heal the eye and the bad dudes will leave and no longer munch on the cornea.
How is Carla doing? She is much better! Her eyes are beginning to show her pretty blues and the swelling is going away. Mom is helping her get better with lots of drops and medicine; of course, I am there right beside her to keep bad dudes away.
Have you ever heard of melting ulcers? Or, entropion? Did you ever have an eye infection? Any tips you can share with other furiends? Go ahead and paw up your tips to help keep eyes healthy.