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I have no idea about eye injuries so I am at a bit of a loss here!

Late this morning Rosie and Frank were lying on the living room rug playing with a toy. My husband was watching and he told Frank to "Leave it!" because apparently Frank, the great clumsy wotsit as he is, raised a paw around Rosies head and caught her face. She didn't react or yelp but my husband said, "He's just clouted her in the bloody eye!"

Anyway, Rosie seemed fine. However, it is now approximately 4 hours later and we have come home from shopping and she looks like this!!

Naturally our assumption is that she has literally been given a black eye; but whats puzzling us is that the other eye looks right either. The membrane around the bottom seems to be a bit exposed on her "good" eye too, (although admittedly it looks alright in the pics) its almost like she's got a "sleepy" eye on the "good" eye too!
 

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I am not sure what to advise really as I have only one eye injury experience when Bella managed to pierce her eye on a stick and it began to fill with blood. The pupil also massively dilated due to the trauma.

She was seen pretty quickly at the vets and given some drops to reduce the dilation. In her case she needed to be seen very urgently as there was the potential of damage to sight.

Any chance of a closer picture of the eye ?

Tbh if it were me I would give vets a call for over phone advice if you are worried.

Sorry can't be of more help.

Chloe
 

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im not sure what to say either id give the vet a call and see what they say i hope that her eye gets better soon i can imagine how worried you are ,
hope for the best for her and will cross my fingers
sorry im no more of a use
 

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This is my problem really. If the vets were open she'd already be there. But they're not. So we're looking at a £180 emergency consult fee before we even get through the door. I don't want to over-react. (I do have a tendency to over-worry :roll: )
 

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i know the situation as i have had to rush jack the vets today but it wasnt as bad as i thought cost me 89 pounds was suprised as was a saturday .
maybe watch how it goes and go monday if no improvement .
maybe bathing it in warm water with cotton wool may help or a face cloth .
 

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Can you get close up of eye?

Is the pupil dilated at all ? If it is I would mention to vet over phone and see what they say.

If the eye is just swollen I would be tempted to keep watch rather than rush down there.

Doesn't it always happen when out of hours !!

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Doesn't it always happen when out of hours !!

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agrees totally why vets are not open on a weekend is anyones guess . a and e is for our emergencys so why not vets i cant ever get my head around that :roll:
 

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Yes it does. ALWAYS. This one is another Frankie-Monster special. He couldn't have done this at 08:30 this morning. Oh no, it has to be exactly when the vets have just closed!
 

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Hope all goes ok for you guys re the eye. I'm very lucky my vets are open Saturday and Sunday so emergency vet is only a consideration outside their opening hours. I actually had to take Lilly down today to sort her restart vaccines out and to get her claws done plus they restarted her flea and worming treatment. We put Lilly on the vaccines for life plan they have so I no longer have to worry about paying out every year for boosters as it was covered today! I'm not sure if it's just my vet that is open on sat & sun but I do think all vets should be open a few hours on the weekend.
 

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I am not an expert so please put whatever I say into context. I would hate to worry you unnecessarily. It's probably nothing and the eye has just swollen and rolled back slightly in order to heal itself.
If Rosie were human and could tell you that her vision was okay I wouldn't worry. In fact I have seen my son with an eye like that after a fight in karate and its been perfectly okay within a couple of days.
It is very hard to see in the photo. I am reluctant to post because I don't want to be a drama queen but honestly I wouldn't leave one of my dogs with an eye like that just incase it was something serious.

I had a dog in quarantine, that when I went to visit him one day and he had a blue haze over his eye. The kennel maid said he had probably bumped it and it was just a swollen protective cover. Which is most probably what has happened to Rosie. I had an eye specialist go to the kennels and then applied for permission for the dog to go to Newmarket. It is just that if on the 10000/1 chance that there was something serious and he didn't get seen in time I wouldn't have forgiven myself. Are there any vets near you that you can phone for advice even if they aren't your usual ones.
 

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Yes - I would take her to the emergency vet.

My Callum had eye trouble one day out of the blue and needed an emergency op and a week in vet hospital on 15 minute observations. We were so glad we'd taken him, he made a full recovery.

Better to be safe then sorry, I think.
 

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We've have been out this evening at a party; luckily it was local so I elected not to drive and have popped back home at intervals through the evening.


We're really glad to report that it seems a little better already, more open etc. Ive been able to get a good look at it and there doesn't appear to be any foreign body or scratch, there is no bleeding, nothing that I can see. If theres any change it will be a vet job first thing, but were going to continue bathing with cold tea and keep a close watch, and my husband will take her first thing Monday morning.
 

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Just wondering how the patient is?

Hopefully lump of raw steak bringing the shiner out plus it can be wolfed down after!!!
 
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