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Antler Obsession
 November 13 2017 01:54PM (Read 640 times)  
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So I have a hunting labradoodle (don't judge me, it was a compromise) Big Grin and I'm having troubles with her eyes during and after a hunt. Her lower eyelids are becoming raw and even bleeding some. Her eyes are OK, it's just the area right under the eye. This just started this year. I didn't have any issues with it that I remember last year. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what you did to help alleviate it. I thought about putting a coating of vaseline under each eye prior to going out. Any thoughts?


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 November 13 2017 02:21PM  
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So I have a hunting labradoodle (don't judge me, it was a compromise) Big Grin and I'm having troubles with her eyes during and after a hunt. Her lower eyelids are becoming raw and even bleeding some. Her eyes are OK, it's just the area right under the eye. This just started this year. I didn't have any issues with it that I remember last year. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what you did to help alleviate it. I thought about putting a coating of vaseline under each eye prior to going out. Any thoughts?



My Lab, Roxxxy, would rub her eye lids, cheeks and nose bloody. After the hunts I would just put a little vaseline on them and she would be good to go the next day. Eventually she had most of the fur rubbed off her face but the skin toughened up and it wouldnt bleed as much.


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 November 13 2017 02:28PM  
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Maybe she's allergic to weeds.


 
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 November 13 2017 03:53PM  
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Maybe she's allergic to weeds.



That would be a BAD thing! It doesn't strike me as an allergy, more of an abrasion.


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 November 13 2017 04:08PM  
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So I have a hunting labradoodle (don't judge me, it was a compromise) Big Grin and I'm having troubles with her eyes during and after a hunt. Her lower eyelids are becoming raw and even bleeding some. Her eyes are OK, it's just the area right under the eye. This just started this year. I didn't have any issues with it that I remember last year. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what you did to help alleviate it. I thought about putting a coating of vaseline under each eye prior to going out. Any thoughts?



Check for little seeds in her behind her eyelids causing the irritation. I would advise to use the vaseline as well, that is what i did with my setter for many years.


 
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 November 14 2017 09:54AM  
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That is just part of owning a hunting dog. They get beat up the grass really cuts them up.

You can get some triple antibiotic ointment from the vet or a supply store. It helps them heal pretty fast.

I have also heard of some guys putting Vaseline around the area prior to hunting.

Honestly I don't do much they get beat up rest a day and they are fine. My buddy had my dog in SD for the opener. She came back all types of beat up. It was nice she actually laid around quite for a few days and then she was back to herself!


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 November 14 2017 10:16AM  
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our lab has a spot she loves in our yard that i pulled a bunch of poison ivy out of. every once in a while, i'll let her out of the garage and a side of her face will be swollen for a day. we give her a few crushed up benedryl and its usually back to normal in the morning.


 
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 November 14 2017 11:22AM  
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The cover this year is really dry. All my dogs have roughed up eyes and noses. A few hunting dogs Ihave seen also have roughed up nail beds and tops of their toes. They will get over it as the year goes on. Check the eyes really good after every hunt to make sure there are no seeds. Lift up eyelids and also inspect the 3rd eyelid. If you see a seed, best thing to do is try to dislodge it by blowing in the eye. Try not to use your fingers or other objects unless absolutely necessary. Buy some saline solution to use if you need it. Give them a good flushing.
But the outside of the eyes, nose, feet, there is nothing to really be done with that other than rest a couple days.


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 November 14 2017 03:15PM  
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My big poodle is having a problem with right eye. 10 years old and first time.


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