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Old 01-29-2009, 08:57 AM Bermuda
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So, I took Binx to the vet and he has a scratch on his right cornea.
So, I was given some ointment and told to come back in 2 weeks.
But it still seems like he is bugging his eye- the fur has the "wet" look and is all messed up? I never actually see him scratch it, however.

Is there anything I can do before I visit the vet?
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:09 AM United States
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It could be still wet looking from the ointment staying on his fur. And being an ointment, he's probably trying to wipe it off after you put him back in his cage.
If you're bringing him back to the vet and they say that he still needs to have eye medication, I would ask for drops, they're so much easier!
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:22 AM United States
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I agree, it's probably the ointment making his fur look icky. It can make the fur look pretty nasty until a few dust baths have been taken.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:34 AM Bermuda
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OK, thanks everyone!
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:55 AM
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Poor Binx! I always get the drops, the ointment is horrible. I hope he feels better soon.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:23 AM
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Yeah, i've had some bad experiences with ointments too. I currently have some drops that Kodee is getting and it's not nearly as messy.

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:47 AM Bermuda
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I will ask about drops when I get to the vet's.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:36 AM United States
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You have to give the drops more often, but it's much easier to deal with than the ointment. Scratched corneas can take a while to heal. I hope Binx heals up faster than ZZ - he had the drops for 8 months!
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:13 PM Bermuda
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Wow Ann! That is insane!
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Some chins are actually allergic to the ointments because they are patroleum based and can be more irritating than good. Using drops makes a huge difference.
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