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    My pitbull have eye infection

    I had my pitbull for about 3 years now. He got the eye infection when he was about 2 years old. I bought some eye stuff for him from petsmart but it's not working like I hoped. Someone told me that pitbulls can have allergies and to give him some allergy pills but I'm not sure. Can someone tell me what it is and what do I need to buy for him? I don't have the money right now to take him to a vet but if I have to I will save up the money and take him.




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    That dog really really needs to see a vet, especially since hes had the infection for so long. Please don't take this rudely, but if you don't have the money to bring him to a vet when he needs it you shouldn't have a dog. I'm not sure where you're from or anything like that, but if THAT was going on with my dog i would be looking for some sort of vet care credit application, or asking someone to borrow money, I bet thats super uncomfortable for your dog. And like I said please don't take my post as snarky but he needs to see a vet. Definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jare View Post
    That dog really really needs to see a vet, especially since hes had the infection for so long. Please don't take this rudely, but if you don't have the money to bring him to a vet when he needs it you shouldn't have a dog. I'm not sure where you're from or anything like that, but if THAT was going on with my dog i would be looking for some sort of vet care credit application, or asking someone to borrow money, I bet thats super uncomfortable for your dog. And like I said please don't take my post as snarky but he needs to see a vet. Definitely.
    That'a fine I'll take him to a vet. I lost my job so I don't know how the vet bills will be so that's why. So far he's normal. He plays and eat normal like he always have. I'll call the vet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Hollomon View Post
    That'a fine I'll take him to a vet. I lost my job so I don't know how the vet bills will be so that's why. So far he's normal. He plays and eat normal like he always have. I'll call the vet.
    Yes thats good, call and bring him in. I'm sure your vet, like a lot of vets, will have some sort of insurrance/ care credit application to fill out and help with costs. I'm no vet but I can ASSUME if it is an infection and not something more serious, your vet will perscribe some sort of antibiotics/ antibiotic eye drops. and I'm sure IF thats what it is, that sort of thing can't cost TOO much. I'll send good thoughts hoping its not something more serious. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitzmaus View Post
    I was just wondering does any one no if you can use Tobrex on their eyes
    I use it in my eyes got this from my doctor,
    You never want to use human medication on your animal without a vet consultation first. And there are a ton of causes of eye infections that must be diagnosed. You wouldn't take a friend's meds because you fit the symptoms, would you?

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    Re: My pitbull have eye infection

    ...What I just said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitzmaus View Post
    I was just wondering if anyone would no if you could use Tobrex you can use a lot of stuff that's for people for your dogs, Just trying to help a friend who came across bad times, Right now at this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThoseWordsAtBest View Post
    ...What I just said.

    ^^^ She answered your question the first time. No. don't use it, it's for humans. Not dogs. If you're THAT determined, call a vet and ask.

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    Re: My pitbull have eye infection

    It is pretty difficult to tell from the photo but it looks like your dog has epiphora - which just means excess tear flow down the face - due to either obstruction of tear flow through the tear ducts (eg. due to tear duct infection) or some sort of chronic irritation to the eye (numerous causes - hairs rubbing on the eyes, eyelids rubbing against the surface of the eye, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the cornea or eyelids, glaucoma etc etc). The dog really does need to be assessed by a vet so they can prescribe the right medications or corrective surgery if that is necessary. Good luck.

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    Re: My pitbull have eye infection

    Quote Originally Posted by spitzmaus View Post
    Sorry for replying, yes I agree the best place to go is your vet. All I
    was asking a question, I didn't mean any harm, When I use to go to
    dog shows I learned a lot of stuff which you could give to a dog that
    was for people,

    Even those meds that can be used on humans and canines often have different doses/strengths. A dosage that's safe for humans could easily OD a dog. Then there are meds such as Tylenol that are outright toxic to dogs and cats.
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