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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I read on Facebook a few days ago about remedies for a sore eye to try before we do a vet visit.One of the suggestions was colloidal silver ,which I have in a pot.Does anyone know if this is safe to use in eyes and do you need to dilute it first...mine's like jelly.Any other remedies I could try,please? Her eye is not very red and no rubbing just a little watery and then over night and in morning there is pus in the corner.This has come and gone over the last few weeks and I'm wondering if she has an allergy .She does love to hurl herself into the grass and roll when we go out...I can't see anything that might cause an irritation and I'm keeping her hair well out of the way. I would value your opinions.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

My instant reaction when reading this post is DO NOT TRY TO SELF MEDICATE. The eyes are far too precious to an animal to run any risks with getting it wrong and I'm not sure that Facebook is the best place to take advice from. I would take her to the vet. But that is just my opinion. I hope she is better soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes the vet I think too. Hope she gets well soon. Not a grass seed or fly or eyelash is it?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Deffinately don't use the gel in her eye, you can use colloidal silver in eyes but only in the liquid form. Leucillin is very good and very safe for eyes as well, you can get that in a dropper bottle. I'm inclined to agree that if it doesn't resolve fairly quickly take her to the vet just in case. It does sound like she may have just got some debris in it, but she could have scratched the cornea when rolling about and that needs medication for sure.

Allergies in dogs tend to manifest themselves with itching rather than the sort of symptoms we would get.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I agree, it is best not to use medication you are unsure of and when you do not know what is wrong.

Is it just the one eye or both? If she rubs that side on the grass then it can well be irritation. Gently bathe the eye(s) a few times a day and try to keep her from rubbing on the grass for a while.

Obviously if it starts to worry her or worsens or other symptoms appear then a visit to the vet to check her over is advisable but hopefully it will soon improve.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Fran, I have used colloidal silver in it's liquid form to clean eyes ( bathing & using a dropper to flush). An opthalmic vet said it was ok to use. Most dogs get a gunky eye once in a while, but as others have said, if it continues or gets worse then perhaps a trip to vet to check it out.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Fran wrote:
I read on Facebook a few days ago about remedies for a sore eye to try before we do a vet visit.One of the suggestions was colloidal silver ,which I have in a pot.Does anyone know if this is safe to use in eyes and do you need to dilute it first...mine's like jelly.Any other remedies I could try,please? Her eye is not very red and no rubbing just a little watery and then over night and in morning there is pus in the corner.This has come and gone over the last few weeks and I'm wondering if she has an allergy .She does love to hurl herself into the grass and roll when we go out...I can't see anything that might cause an irritation and I'm keeping her hair well out of the way. I would value your opinions.
Thank you.
Fran and Polly


Spotted this article on the BBC website, might be relevant,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41304536

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

oh dear that looks nasty, I would get it checked out. Thanks for sharing that do keep us in the link.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have used Colloidal Silver as drops in the eyes. You can get it in liquid form.

It worked for my girl. (dog )! It's wonderful, Heals anything, and the cream.

Don't put the gel or cream in the eye though.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just an update.Took your advice and went to the vet.She checked for scratches with dye and then prescribed Maxitrol drops...three times a day,which we did with the aid of large Bonios to keep the teeth amused !!!! All the redness has gone and it's not watering anymore Wink Result!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

xxx Fran, great to hear this Smile

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So glad it worked Fran.

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Brilliant! Very Happy Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great news! The eyes are so important to us all. Very Happy

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Brill ! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lovely that they are healed Smile Happy Polly, happy mummy Smile

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That's fab news. Very Happy

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