greypuppyluv Posted August 23, 2008 Share Posted August 23, 2008 (edited) We had to take our whippet, Zuma, to the emergency vet tonight because, somehow, the skin on the inside corner of her left eye got torn. Mike noticed it at about 7pm tonight, so off to the e-vet we went. At first, the vet thought there might be damage to the tear duct and he'd have to put her under to clean out the area and stitch it up (and hope there wasn't permanent damage to the duct). But the vet just called at 10:45pm to let me know that, since he gave her a little sedative and was able to look a little deeper into the torn area, it looks like the tear duct wasn't affected and that he can probably just clean the area and use surgical glue to close it up. I'm thankful of that because he mentioned that he would probably have to put a drain in below the sutured area. He still wants to keep her there overnight so I'll pick her up tomorrow morning at about 8am. Once I get her home, I can post an update on how she's doing. Phaelin loves to pound his front feet on the ground in front of him and in trying to figure out how this happened, the only thing I can come up with is that he probably did that with Zuma right in front of him and she was just a little too close and his paw caught the corner of her eye. He does like to do that to her sometimes when she's been outside and comes into the house, so we'll be working on stopping that behavior so this doesn't happen again. I really don't think it could be anything else......the dogs get along very well and we just don't have any issues of anyone not getting along or being pissy with each other. Not saying it couldn't happen, but the likely scenario is Phaelin and his toenails. I'll also be trimming those down Saturday. Edited August 24, 2008 by greypuppyluv Quote Paula & her pups--Paneer (WW Outlook Ladd), Kira & Rhett (the whippets)Forever in my heart...Tinsel (Born's Bounder - 11/9/90-12/18/01), Piper, Chevy, Keno, Zuma, Little One, Phaelin & WinnieGreyhound Adoption Center ~ So Cal rep for Whippet Rescue And Placement For beautiful beaded collars, check out my Facebook page: The Swanky Hound Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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