3 week old puppy just opened eyes and one is white and enlarged is he blind?
i rescued a dog who turned out to be pregnant. she gave birth to 6 pups. one died the first day. the others are doing good except for one. I had to bottle feed b/c the mother was so malnourished. the others are 3 times his size and the 2nd week he had fluid in his front legs and left eye. the vet gave him antibiotic and anti-inflammatory injections for 4 days and by day 6 the legs were better. he had taken out the fluid in the legs also but was unable to do the eye.
he just opened his eyes and the one that was swollen is enlarged and white. the other eye seems normal. my vet gave me antibiotic drops to put in it. do you think he will be blind in that eye or is there something i can do to help it? it looks really bad too, what can i do to help that also?
Poor little guy, it sounds as though he's having a hard time. But, he's a lucky pup (and so is the momma dog and other puppies) to have found someone who is willing and able to take care of them and get them the help they obviously so desperately need. You've done a great job.
As for the eye, I'm afraid I'm not a veterinarian and as you're having them properly cared for by your own vet, you're doing everything right. It's possible that this little puppy is (or may end up) blind, but only your vet can answer that question. The fact that the eye is white could simply be due to infection/injury and it's possible that the antibiotics will clear that up and it will become more normal looking. But only time will tell on that front.
As it's also swollen, or seems to be retaining fluid, there may be something wrong behind the eye as well, or in the ocular structures. Your vet may want to have him examined by a vet who specializes in ophthalmology, but that would be up to him.
For now you're doing everything you can to help this pup and his family, so just keep doing what you're doing and hopefully they will all end up strong and healthy. If this pup does end up without vision in one eye it's not the end of the world as long as he is healthy overall. He has one 'good eye' so he will learn to adapt.
I wish you and these dogs the best of luck.
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