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    Eye infection

    Hey, my piggies just got an eye infection so do you guys have a suggestion which eye drop i should buy. I just find out two eye drops - ointment & seline eye drop. If you have better option please let me know.


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    Re: Eye infection

    Are you sure it is an infection and not hay poke (a bit of hay getting into the eye and scratching the eyeball)? Or possibly even just a blocked tear duct?

    From the photograph you have added the eyeball itself looks okay from what I can see, but the eye is watery and squinted. Usually that is more indicative of a blocked tear duct, or minor hay poke.

    Lift up the eyelids and check for any bits of hay trapped between the eyelid and eyeball. If there isn't any hay in the eye then take a cloth with a bit of warm water and massage the inner corner of the eye, this will help if it is a blocked tear duct. You can use the saline drops as long as they are sterile drops meant for use on eyes.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Ok I will check that but now his eye looks normal maybe it is a hay i will see tomorrow morning if that problem arise.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Still that problem causing him to shut his eyes do you guys know anything about that?

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    Re: Eye infection

    Take him to a vet. Eye problems are painful.

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    Re: Eye infection

    But vet are not specialized here in guinea pig so i cant risk it can u please tell me the eye drop which i can buy for him to ease his pain.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Even non-specialist vets can treat eyes.

    Generally eye drops that control pain or have antibiotics in them are not available for purchase without a prescription, which is why you need to see a vet. Just be sure to get an ointment rather than drops or something to be given by mouth.

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    Re: Eye infection

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Even non-specialist vets can treat eyes.

    Generally eye drops that control pain or have antibiotics in them are not available for purchase without a prescription, which is why you need to see a vet. Just be sure to get an ointment rather than drops or something to be given by mouth.
    But why ointment.... Why not drops?

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    Re: Eye infection

    Because the ointment stays on the eyes much longer. The drops just run off.

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