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Old 02-20-2013, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys I need advice I'm worrying myself sick !!
I am getting him in vets first thing tommo but just needed abit of advice or reassurance I guess?
Ill try explain as best as I can without u seeing it yourselves....
Reggies inner eyelid(?) last week seemed together stuck over his eyeball n it looked like he was looking up into his head , my mum had some drops from her basset so she brought me those up and it seemed ok next day so I just presumed it was dry (I know I should of gone vets then but I thought he was ok)
So....fast forward a week ,tonight he was normal playing etc ,he jumps up to sit with me on sofa n both eyes had gone , it's like a film covering them (I'm guessing inner lid) he kept his eyes shut , trying open them every 5 mins !! He was like this for an hour sat on my knee n now he's normal ??? I'm scaring myself here because I keep thinking if its just an eye problem why did it happen so suddenly in both eyes at same time ?? He's 18 wks btw
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Can you get a picture?

Probably something's irritating them.
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allergies, eye infection, glaucoma can all cause the third eyelid to remain exposed.
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that said when the late great toughynutter slept he never closed his eye just his third eyelid and if to investigate a noise or something he would lower it but only part way .
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Ooh ooh this happened to Buttercup a few months ago. Creepy looking isn't it. I went to the emergency vet & they used sone eye wash & poof the lid went back where it belonged. Do still take yours in to check for an underlying cause though.

I will never forget her peeking her head up on the bed to say good morning & I was like "what the heck is wrong with your eye!!" She didnt seem to be bothered in the least by it though.

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I tried get a pic for the vet but he wouldn't open his eyes atall !!
Princess buttercup yes it's very creepy looking and he doesn't seemed be bothered either ?
I'm just waiting for vets to ring me back now xx thanks for replies
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The third eyelid will come across when there's something going on with the eye - infection usually It's a kind of protective mechanism. It will also come across when the dog has been drugged.

Best I can advise, is not to leave this and don't try to self-medicate as you could well do more harm than good. And for sure, something prescribed for one animal shouldn't be used on another, unless you know exactly what you are doing. Given his very young age, I'd be off to the vet as soon as possible where hopefully they can check, with the proper instruments to find out exactly what's going on.

I hope he'll be okay. Have you spoken with the people who bred him, for their advice?
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I took him vets a couple of hours ago ,it happened again and vet told me take him straight down.by time I got there they had gone back normal though ....typical !!
She put dye in n checked for scratches etc and checked his tear levels and couldn't find anything wrong ? So she gave me some antibiotic eye drops to use for a week incase it's an infection it. These pups don't half worry ya lol
Franks mum the breeder was rubbish but that's a whole different thread , looking back I should of lost deposit and walked but my heart was taken already and hindsight is a wonderful thing ). Thankyou for replying and hopefully these antibiotics will work and its nothing more sinister
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I took him vets a couple of hours ago ,it happened again and vet told me take him straight down.by time I got there they had gone back normal though ....typical !!
Isn't that just typical - like hearing something in the car that once with a mechanic, WON'T happen. Hopefully the antibiotic drops will sort out whatever is going on. It's good she found no scratches or ulcers.

I'd love to know what this is - not the least because of all the hoo-ha with Basset eyes that's going on in the UK at the moment (amongst the show hounds). Point of fact is targetting show hounds is often only a small fraction of the bigger picture. Bassets have become so popular that all the BYBs inthe world have jumped in, producing some very poor Bassets structurally, if not also their temperaments. If this happens again, it might be worth getting these eyes looked at by an Eye Specialist, if your vet isn't one. We are lucky down here in having a number of vets in the practice, each specialising in separate areas, from eyes, to skin to bones. And also one who does 'alternative medicine' alongside conventional treatments. It helps not necessarily needing to go to an often quite expensive 'specialist' elsewhere.

Add - we are now in the SW but had a super and eventually very knowledgeable, with Bassets, vet up in Hertfordshire who had you been closer, I could have highly recommended. We were with her for over 13 years by which time she knew a lot more than many vets, about the breed. Which helps. Boy do I miss her!
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