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Posted by: gina | 2010/07/28

hayfever??

the discharge from his nose is more like crusted mucus, not profuse and clear. it is much better now i see, and his eye is a bit red still but not so much and he doesnt rub his face on the floor now. the sneezing is just one or two sneezes when he runs in the long grass, and then it stops. he had this once before but it was both nostrils, and it was also when we went to this park in the long grass. he does not seem unhappy at all, should i watch this for a day or so, of just take him straight to the vet. he is 14 now, so i think he takes a bit longer to bounce back from little setbacks as well. so today his nose is looking better, but his eye is a little crusty when he wakes so i am washing it with an eye rinse that i got at the vet and putting in eye ointment.

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Hi Gina

Thanks for the history

It now sounds that he probably incurred some trauma to the eye. If you find that the eye is not getting better then take him to the vet - he may have inflamed ocular membranes or he could have a small ulcer on the cornea (outer surface of the eye).

When he goes into the long grass could you please always check for grass seed as they can easily enter the nasal cavity and paws.

I think it might be a good idea to just take him to the vet as he is getting older. It might also be a good idea for you to get some blood taken to check his systems.

Enjoy your day and thank you for replying.

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2010/07/28

Hi Gina

Thanks for the history

It now sounds that he probably incurred some trauma to the eye. If you find that the eye is not getting better then take him to the vet - he may have inflamed ocular membranes or he could have a small ulcer on the cornea (outer surface of the eye).

When he goes into the long grass could you please always check for grass seed as they can easily enter the nasal cavity and paws.

I think it might be a good idea to just take him to the vet as he is getting older. It might also be a good idea for you to get some blood taken to check his systems.

Enjoy your day and thank you for replying.

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