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quoman
22nd May 2007, 04:06 PM
Hello all, over the last few days Charlie our 14 week old blenheim has begun to go a little red around the whites of his eyes, he also seems a little wheezy, does anyone have any advice, has this happened to any of yours, am I worrying over nothing or should I get the vet to have a look at him, he is fine and healthy in every other respect.

Jen
22nd May 2007, 04:08 PM
It could be allergies or the start of kennel cough. I'd take him in and have a vet check it out just to be sure.

Karlin
22nd May 2007, 04:13 PM
Wheezy isn't good -- as Jen says, get him to a vet to be safe. It is always important to at least ring your vet if you have any concerns with a puppy -- they can go downhill shockingly fast (as can kittens). So take any illness or signs of concern extra seriously with a puppy. :thmbsup: Most vets are happy to advise whether you need to bring a puppy in or not or tell you what to watch out for or give as a home remedy.

quoman
22nd May 2007, 04:17 PM
Thanks for the advice, the wheezing only tends to occur after he's been running around like mad for half an hour, but we were wondering if his eyes might need looking at

Karlin
22nd May 2007, 04:20 PM
If he's actually wheezing you do want to mention this to a vet -- that means he's not able to breathe adequately after exertion and there could be many reasons why.

sins
22nd May 2007, 05:01 PM
I think if in doubt consult your vet.My puppy had runny eyes at 11 weeks and I took her for a check up just expecting to be given eye drops.However,her lymph nodes were swollen under her neck and throat and she was starting a systemic infection.
She ended up with eye drops,oral antibiotics and a steroid injection.
Better to err on the side of caution and check it out.
Sins

inca
23rd May 2007, 10:41 AM
I too have had a puppy like this ended up being pyoderma ( puppy strangles )

he was fine after treatment all started with a sore eye

Caraline
23rd May 2007, 11:31 AM
Poor little mite! Yes, get him to the vets & let us know how he goes eh?

Nisha
23rd May 2007, 11:50 AM
I'd definitely take him to the vet just incase....or you could call them and tell them whats happening and whether you should bring him in or not

How is he now??