Vet Diary - A Sticky Problem
When this tiny Yorkshire terrier, weighing only 2.5kg, was brought to the kennels, her eyes were completely stuck shut. Her eyes had clearly been discharging for some time, and the combination of pus and matted hair meant that she physically could not open her eyes
She was good as gold having her eyes gently bathed and the crusting and matted hair slowly removed.
A quick check, by applying some special stain, revealed that although the delicate surface of the eye had been damaged by the presence of pus and infection in the surrounding skin, the cornea had not developed an ulcer - yet. I love the look on her face once her eyes are open - Hello world, you're still there!
Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications were then started straight away. Thankfully due to the prompt veterinary attention provided at our Animal Welfare Centre, we have every reason to believe her sight has been saved.
It costs £1,000 a week to run our Animal Welfare Centre, which receives no Government funding and relies heavily on donations. If you would like to support the work we do for our strays, please visit the Support Us page of our website, www.strayaid.org.uk