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Old 04-12-2018, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Olive oil in eye! Please help! 😞

Winky has been experiencing dandruff and dry skin, so I tried to put some olive oil behind her ears and on top of her head to ease the itching. I’ve done this before, but today a big globe of olive oil fell right into her eye and I didn’t notice until a couple minutes later. The eye is kind of squinty compared to her other eye and obviously the fur around it very wet and oily. Is this okay? Is there anything I should do? Does this require a vet or is it no big deal? I’m very worried 😞
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do believe it is fine. If you can, maybe you can try to syringe some water onto the corner of her eye, but I doubt she will let you do that. Just try to wash off around her fur as much as you can and keep an eye on it (no pun intended). If you notice anything worrisome, I would take her to the vet.

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Old 04-13-2018, 10:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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From now on make sure to just put a small drop of oil on her back, not near or on her head. Be careful with the olive oil it goes rancid quickly and can become sticky
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