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Old 09-02-2018, 04:01 AM   #1
BethandLil
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Default Help her clean her eye?

Hi all,
As some may know my Lil has an injured right front leg.
I've noticed that now her right eye was sealed shut last night and today is mostly open but a bit wet looking.

I'm guessing she might have trouble cleaning her own right eye due to the injury to her leg on the same side.

Could I gently clean her eye for her to hopefully stop it from getting infected of anything?

If so, what should I use?

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:09 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear Lil is poorly. Our previous hamster had trouble opening his eye when he was elderly (crusty eye). We used a piece of damp cotton wool (warm water) and very gently dabbed the eyelid. Not sure if this might help your Lil?
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Quicksilver.

I was just in my way to Lil's cage with a cotton bud and water and discovered her eye is completely back to normal (phew!)

I'm worried about her injured leg so I'm definitely over analysing things!
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:04 AM   #4
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So sorry to hear about Lil’s eye now too! That great it went back to normal!
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:54 AM   #5
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Good to hear Lil's eye is back to normal. As you said she might be having some trouble grooming that side because of her sore leg. If they get a bit of bedding in their eye while sleeping or burrowing it can irritate it and make things a bit crusty too. I always used Carefresh and occasionally I would get a bag that was dustier than usual; in those cases it would sometimes cause a bit of sneezing or a sticky eye
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