|Daddy Rob and Tyler at the Emergency Vet|
Tyler (our 5 year old Dachshund) and Dolly (our 10 year old Weimaraner) were playing and running in the backyard as they usually do. They were enjoying the mild temperatures in the 60s (for a change) here in the Mid-Atlantic. Of course, sometimes there are injuries when human or canine kids play and it was one of those days.
Tyler yelped as Dolly ran by him, and she accidentally hit him in the face with her big paw . We noticed he couldn't open his right eye and his nose was bleeding, so I took him inside and tried to stay the nosebleed by applying pressure (with tissue), and I applied an icepack to his nose and eye.
After an hour, the nose bleed wouldn't stop (but he was able to open his eye) so we took him to the nearby emergency vet hospital (Dogs and Cats Emergency Vet).
The vet was able to get the nosebleed to stop by using epinephrine and icing his snout. They checked his eye and determined (by putting a colored drop in it) that he had a small scratch on his cornea. They put antibiotic drops in his eye (that he needs every 12 hours). He's on pain meds and benadryl to keep him quiet and ensure the nosebleed doesn't re-start. In a week, we need to go back to the regular vet to check his eye and make sure it has healed.
Always an adventure... Poor Tyler!