Albus gets bacterial infections on his chin that look pretty bad, but really don't seem to bother him. I usually clean them up with peroxide and they clear up in a few days. Well last night he was squirming around and I got too much on his chin and it ran into his eyes. He ran around and rubbed his face on the floor, and his eyes got really bloodshot. I use peroxide because I know it won't do much more than make him throw up if he swallows a little, but I never thought about getting it in his eyes. It was 11pm, so nothing was open to call to see if this would do more than irritate his eyes. I hopped on-line and found an article saying it would do almost immediate damage, and I paniced. Luckily after I went and flushed his eyes out with water I got back on-line and found that the article I was reading was for industrial peroxide and that household peroxide usually does not damage eyes if it is a limited exposure. I hope this is the case. Anyone have any experience with the issue? His eyes aren't bloodshot this morning and he didn't have any unusual drainage or anything so I think that is a good sign. I feel horribly guilty because I never should have put it on there with him laying on his back, but I never even thought about it getting in his eyes.
First thank you for your comments and well wishes for Albus. I tried to call the vet this morning, but they didn't open until 9. Unfortunatly I had class, a meeting, and then another class and didn't get to call them until just now. I spent the entire morning worring I'd destroyed his vision or 100 other horrible things. Fortunatly I called the vet just now and she said I didn't need to worry about it. He seems to be doing fine, but I still feel like a parent who just let his child play in the middle of the road or something. Anyway we are off to find him a big toy or treat today to quell my guilt.
And just so you know in case it happens. It shouldn't harm them. However, I may need to look at alternatives to my current treatment of this issue.
The Welsh Terrier has been finished!! I really love how this one turned out. He is up for grabs on eBay (reserve price at $45.00)He is to damn adorable....if I do say so myself
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