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Hi All-

I took some advice from an earlier post and have really helpe poor Sammy with his itching and his skin irritation by adding Benadryl, vitamin e and fish oil to his daily routine.

But his eyes (especially one of them) are pretty irritated and I think he's still itching on the sly. Is there anything that can help? I don't want to put anything goopy on that's not prescribed. I figure it will just catch more stuff in it.....but I would love some things to try before I go in to the vet. Not that I wouldn't, but if I don't HAVE to pay for a vet visit and meds it would really help us out.
 

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Plain and simple, basset eye problems aren't something that owners should try to treat on their own. With bassets, any sort of eye problem pretty much calls for a vet visit, for a pressure check. Once the pressure check rules out acute glaucoma, then the vet can check for other problems before prescribing something to help with itching and irritation. Good luck. :)

[ September 11, 2003, 11:12 PM: Message edited by: Betsy Iole ]
 
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EVERY Basset I own now and in the future will visit a veterinary opthamologist and have it's eyes/angles checked for glaucoma. Having been through this horrible disease with my deceased Basset Nellie has made me a bit "cautious" as far as eyes go. Just a thought and I'm glad the fish oil and Vit. E helped. I'm starting the same therapy with Molly. Take care, Belinda.
 

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My feeling is that it's probably just the allergies and he has irritated it by itching at it. It's mostly the skin irritation and minor goopiness that I don't like. And he is half basset/half beagle, so his eyes aren't typical droopy basset eyes at all...but I totally agree. Best not to mess with eyes. We'll take a trip to the vet. ;)
 

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Larry's had 2-3 minor eye irritations over the past 18 months; the vet recommended a topical cream that we applied for a week to 10 days. However, no pressure check was suggested or done. Is this something that we should insist upon?
 

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I have a 12 year-old who has seasonal bouts of allergic conjunctivitis. I always expect a pressure check whenever we visit the vet because her eyes are bothering her.
 
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