Monday, February 16, 2015

Vet Check Follow-up on Tyler's Scratched Eye

Tyler at the vet this morning
Eight days ago, Tyler and Dolly were playing, and Tyler got a bloody nose and a scratched cornea. The nose healed and now a vet check today confirmed his eye has also healed.
  To check the cornea, the vet does the same thing an ophthalmologist  does with people- they put a couple of drops of a yellow dye in the eye. After rising the eye with saline, if there is any yellow left, it will show up on the scratch. Fortunately, Tyler's eye has healed, so he's good to go.
   He let me know that he was unhappy at the vet, though, when after the appointment we sat in the lobby waiting to pay for the visit and he barked loudly at 2 other dogs in the waiting room. Yup, he's back to normal!

Symptoms of an injury to the eyeball may be represented by the suddenness of the symptoms (e.g., pawing at the eye, blinking rapidly, swollen, inflamed); blood in the eye, or a blood filled mass (subconjunctival hematoma), left from a sealed laceration; a foreign object in the eye that can be visually detected; the pupil is distorted, either reacting abnormally or shaped differently; the front clear covering of the eyeball, the cornea, is clouded (cataract); or, the eye is protruding. Any of these symptoms may be indicative of an injury to the eye.  ACTION NEEDED - Take them to the vet ASAP.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next