Looking Forward to another great year with my Splashpals fur friends!
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NICTITANS GLANDS PROLAPSE
In layman’s terms, the inner corner of the eye has popped out and looks like a bubble. It happens sometimes if the dog has a bad fright.
I was at a championship show with one of mine and a Newfie jumped off the bench in front of him and his eye popped. You can hold the head up and poke your finger quickly on to the bubble and push it back in but of course if it keeps popping out it does mean the vet has to stitch it back in so it should not come out again.
BILATERAL MEDIAL LOWER LID ENTROPION
Basically the bottom eyelid turns into the eye, it drives the dog mad as it itches because the lashes are touching the eye and they will keep rubbing their face on anything they can i.e. wall, your clothes and their paws etc. The vet will turn the lid back out and stitch it back in position.
HELPFUL TIP TO REMOVE TICKS!
A school nurse discovered a safe and easy way to remove ticks where
they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her
simple instructions. Read ...this one as it could save you from
some major problems.
From Spring to end of summer ticks will soon be showing their heads.
Here is a good way to get them off you, your children,
or your pets. Give it a try.
"I had a paediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in
those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with
tweezers, between toes, in the middle of a head full of
dark hair, etc."
Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick
with the soap - soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be
stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
This technique has worked every time I've used it
(and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic
for the patient and easier for me. Also, if you just pull a tick off their heads sometimes break off and are left under the skin so this way is much safer. Be aware also that a tick with a white speck on its back is a Deer
Tick, these can cause Tick Fever so check yourself and your family good if you see any of these!
"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way"
Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.