Movin' Up in the Pack
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern Indiana
Conjunctivitis vs. Malocclusion
One of my chins, Peanut, has developed a watery eye. I took him to the vet who prescribed eye drops just in case it's conjunctivitis. She said to give him drops for two weeks and if it wasn't better to bring him in so they could check on his teeth.
I'm wondering if there is a way to tell without x-rays one way or the other? I'm using a new vet since I moved and I'm not sure yet whether or not I'm all that happy. I always want the vet to do things differently but this one weighed him on a non-digital pounds scale (come on!) and didn't check his teeth for fear of getting bit. My other vet would always pry their little mouths open on any check up and look around in there.
I've never had a chin with tooth problems before and so I'm just wondering if there are some things I can look for. He seems to be eating normally and I don't see any wet fur anywhere.