3 Month Old Dog Has Swollen Eye Lids

by Joann
(Rio Grande Valley)

Reader Question: How Do I Treat My 3 Month Old Dog's Swollen Eyes?

I have a three month old boy Chihuahua that has both eye redound the outer lids are swollen and very watery. It kind of looks like the lids are bumpy and grotesque looking.

I put some antibiotic solution was prescribed to my son for an infection he had, had. Is this ok? Let me know what you all think.

Veterinarian Responds To Reader Inquiry Regarding Canine's Swollen Outer Eye Lids


I don’t recommend that you use your son’s medications on your dog. Depending on the type you could inadvertently make things worse rather than better. I am concerned about the severity of your dog’s symptoms in combination with his age.

A three month old Chihuahua doesn’t have much in the way of reserves and could get very sick very quickly. I can’t determine exactly what might be going on based on your description, but I do recommend you get him in to see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Good luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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