Rottweiler Discussion Forums

Go Back   Rottweiler Discussion Forums > Rottweiler > Vets Corner
Did you forget your password? Reset it here

Vets Corner This area is designated to the health and welfare of our pets.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Spanaway
Eye problems

My 3 year old has developed watery eyes with a thick white goop coming out of them from time to time. In the past her vet said that she has allergies and given us eye drops for her. She has pawed at one eye so badly that the hair around it is gone, and it swells up. I am taking her to her vet in the morning. We have given her benadryl and it helped some, but not enough. We put an e-coller on her and she started breathing real shallow, and shaking. So, the coller is out. I am just wondering if any one else has been through the eye issue with their rott.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 12:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: fort lauderdale Florida
Images: 12
Re: Eye problems

It does sound like an allergy - I would ask your vet to refer you to an opthalmologist though - you never know there could be something in the eye? AND if so you don't wnat to use anything (like steroids) that may do damage or iritate it worse if the eye or cornea is scratched or damaged.
Go see an eye doctor.
To help in the meantime I would use a clean cold face cloth and hold it over the eye, simple artificial tears eye drops - ONLY. and do that at least twice a day morning and evening - if you can try 3 times a day adding afternoon.
But definitely go to the eye doctor.
Reply With Quote

Old 09-03-2011, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Spanaway
Re: Eye problems

Well, yesterday we went to the vet. He checked her tear production and for objects in her eyes. No scratches on her eye. He used a special light to check. We now have to put antibiotic and steroid drops in her eyes, plus the benadryl that we were already giving her. If she does not improve in a week, we go back for a prescription antihistamine, and maybe stronger eye drops. After using the new drops we saw an immediate improvement.
Reply With Quote

Old 09-03-2011, 07:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Swansboro, NC
Images: 1
Re: Eye problems

Good! Glad to hear it. Hopefully it clears up and doesn't come back. Let us know how it is in a few days. Curious how it turns out. Was it too early for the vet to give a confirmed diagnosis?
Scott R.

Attitude? No, I don't have an "attitude." It's called a "Rottweiler."
Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Spanaway
Re: Eye problems

She is still having the same problem. It came right back to the same level is was before. I have been told to try a wheat free dog food and see if that helps. Starting her on it tonight. I just got True Blue from the pet store. They said it is one of the best. I just hope that my picky girl will eat it.
Reply With Quote

Old 09-20-2011, 03:42 PM
Valued Member
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: New Hampshire
Images: 15
Re: Eye problems

Originally Posted by aeaton9021
...I just got True Blue from the pet store. They said it is one of the best. I just hope that my picky girl will eat it.
Your dog could well be a picky eater because of you.

Her goopy eyes may be related to the fact the food you've been feeding her is chock full of items that dogs don't digest well and shouldn't be fed in any quantities.

Braxenburg's Haute Couture BN, RN, WPD, CA, RATN, RATI, CGN, CGC, TT, HIC

Zebi's Some Kind of Wonderful PKD-T, RATI, NTD, DSA-TD
Reply With Quote

Old 09-23-2011, 12:35 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Spanaway
Re: Eye problems

We have made the switch to Blue, and she is eating it. We have gone grain free totally. Not even her treats contain grain. She is doing much better, but still needs her Benadryl twice a day. We will just keep giving her Blue, and continue following up with her vet.

Thank you all for the advice!!
Reply With Quote



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New vet, new problems! Kawakaze Puppy Development 7 03-08-2008 06:44 PM
Breathing problems and itching problems jellybean Vets Corner 2 12-26-2007 05:22 PM
hip problems zebanja Nutrition and Grooming 7 06-19-2005 11:12 AM
Hip problems rottie19 Vets Corner 2 12-17-1999 01:08 AM
eye problems BOOMERS Vets Corner 5 02-27-1999 10:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

The thoughts expressed in the interviews and/or commentary contained within these forums are solely those of the individual(s) providing them and do not represent and/or reflect the opinions of Rottweiler Dot Net, it's parent site or it's affiliates.

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 Rottweiler Discussion Forums-All Rights Reserved - No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.