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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

Yorkie eyes stuck shut Eye with pus Yorkie eyes

She was good as gold having her eyes gently bathed and the crusting and matted hair slowly removed.

Yorkie fluorescein Yorkie eyes open

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

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Published 07/01/2019
So many of you have asked how Holly is doing since she was brought to the centre and many will remember the pictures that were published on her arrival. We will never know how anyone could cause such cruelty but we are so pleased to how she has responded to care and attention on a daily basis. Despite her road to recovery still in the early days she has become a very lovin...…read more

Holly's Story

Published 27/12/2018
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