Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: New Piggie with Crusted Eye

  1. #1
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Sep 11, 2018
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    New Piggie with Crusted Eye

    Hello,

    I've had my piggie for 2 weeks and he has a crusted left eye. I went to the vet today who gave me an eye drop for him. I administered a drop at 6PM. At 7PM I noticed his eye was closed shut.
    Now, 3 hours later, his eye is still crusted shut. I have tried wiping his eye clean with a wet paper towel/Q-tip, but he got scared and ran away every time (he isn't fully comfortable with me yet since I just recently got him).
    Do you guys have any tips in getting his eye open?

    Thank you,

  2. #2
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Sep 11, 2018
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: New Piggie with Crusted Eye

    I forgot to mention, when I give him the eye drop he immediately scratches his eye with his foot. Will that ruin the effect of the drop?

  3. #3
    Cavy Slave Squiggles's Avatar
    Joined
    May 29, 2018
    Location
    East Coast, USA
    Posts
    50
    Thanks
    4
    Thanks
    19 Rec'd/17 Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    8 Post(s)

    Re: New Piggie with Crusted Eye

    Are there other signs aside from the crusted eye? How is his breathing? Any discharge in his nose? Do you hear any hooting or raspy noises?

  4. #4
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Sep 11, 2018
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: New Piggie with Crusted Eye

    Quote Originally Posted by Squiggles View Post
    Are there other signs aside from the crusted eye? How is his breathing? Any discharge in his nose? Do you hear any hooting or raspy noises?
    No, just the crusted eye. The vet did a full check up and he's okay besides the eye. His eye is still closed this morning :(

  5. #5
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    28,694
    Thanks
    178
    Thanks
    7,254 Rec'd/5,779 Posts
    Mentioned
    2032 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3817 Post(s)

    Re: New Piggie with Crusted Eye

    Pick him up, hold him firmly, and wipe his eye with a clean soft cloth, not a paper towel or a q-tip.

    Since only one eye is affected, he may have a blocked tear duct. After cleaning the eye, very very VERY gently massage the inside corner of his eye, stroking down toward his nose. Do this a couple of times a day for a couple of days and see if you see any improvement.

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •