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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pink eye? Help!

I notcied that one of Harry's eyes is slightly more red than it should be. It's really pink and a bit swollen around the tear duct, but it's only the left eye. Should I be worried?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 03:19 PM
 
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I've never seen/heard of that before. I'm not too sure. Keep an eye on it and if it remains like that for longer than a day, I recommend a vet visit. It could just be something irritating the eye like hay or dust, or it could be something else.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I thought it might be something irritating the eye too but there's no hay around because he's outside at the moment. I'll definitely keep an eye on him to see if it gets worse or better, hopefully.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 07:50 PM
 
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I hope Harry is ok Natalie? Keep us informed, hopefully it is not too serious..
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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He's acting normal and is as happy as always. It's still a bit red, so I'll see tomorrow.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 08:02 PM
 
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I hope whatever it is clears up...

I was just thinking, it could be allergies, you said he was outside??
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I was thinking that too, but he was fine this whole week before. I was also thinking it had to do with the sneezing/coughing fits he had, but they stopped. If the weather permits, I'll take Harry outside tomorrow and if the red eye shows up again I'll know it's allergies, granted the redness goes away.
I also noticed he had a bit of goo, like what we have in our eyes when we wake up, in his eye/tear duct so I wiped it off. That doesn't sound too good, does it?
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 08:09 PM
 
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hmm... I can't say. a little bit of goo isn't bad, it could be that it was trying to flush something out of the eye. If there's a lot of goo, I'd worry.

I hope it clears up! for Harry!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Bex for always helping me! It was just a tiny bit of goo, not even an eighth of an inch of goo. It's still a bit red but not as much.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 01:22 AM
 
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Im going to spell this wrong but when my vet thought he noticed "eye goo" he mentiond it is a symptom of "pasteurella" im sorry i dont know the correct spelling. so you may want to looki into it. Coco's goo is athing of the past mainly but id check into it just to see, i hope he feels better soon
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 01:45 AM
 
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Not a problem, Natalie.

Glad to hear that it's gone down a bit. I hope it's gone by morning!
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Okay..it's still not gone, but Harry's acting fine except he's lying down a bit too much for my liking. Maybe I'm just being paranoid? I'll tell my mom to call the vet and make an appointment for Harry, I just don't want him to die.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 03:42 PM
 
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You're better safe than sorry. Don't feel bad about being overly protective. He did come from a shelter, so it could be anything -- somethings are carried by rabbits, but don't show up for upwards of a month, after the immune system has dropped due to stress, or whatever.

That's one reason why people quarantine their animals when they get new ones.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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I hope that Charlie doesn't get sick if Harry is sick. I quarantined him for about three weeks, but I guess that's not enough.
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