I am hoping someone can help-I have had my 5 yr old girl for not yet 5 months. She has had 4 eye injuries, the last 3 requiring a cone and pain meds. The first 3, she saw the vet that's in with my regular vet and was treated for eye punctures from apparently running into things (chasing rabbits) Her eyes were stained and the vet showed me the injuries. This last Sunday, she woke up, couldn't get one eye open and the other barely, so ended up at the emergency clinic, which is fairly new and I'd never been there. They referred me to their optomologist, long story short but he said it was not an eye injury, she was allergic to a whole list of things (never did any allergy tests), and she had "allergic conjuctitus"-her "allergies were so bad they are causing ulcers in her eyes", atophy, food allergies (suggested a diet of kangaroo), dermatitis and suspected gastritis-the misspellings are his.
She just had a followup with the regular vet, assumed the records had been faxed to him, which after several days he didn't have them. So he was hesitant to say much until he read the more detailed report. I just had what the optomologist had scribbled down for me. and my own notes.
My research-dogs with short noses are more prone to eye injuries. I could find no info at all that allergies cause eye ulcers. Corgis are not one of the top dogs for having allergies. 3 of the 4 times, it was well below freezing as far as environmental allergies. Despite her obesity, she is a very picky eater and eats only dry food, very rarely treats. Having just gotten her in Nov. I don't have any history on her, the woman I got her from had her only 5 months, and had gotten her from a shelter over an hour away.
Any help/ideas would be appreciated. This seems like a weird issue. I have had dogs all my life, she is my first corgi. And does anyone feed their dog kangaroo????
Thanks for taking time to read this-apologize for it's length