Rat's eye became swollen overnight?

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  1. May 25, 2019 #1

    veloura12

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    Hi, I noticed my rat's eye is a little swollen right underneath the eye. Does anyone know how to treat this?

    Edit: I should mention she's around 8 weeks old and is eating and drinking like normal. She doesn't seem lethargic or anything either.
     
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    you may want to post some pictures
    and if you post a video, post it to youtube and then put the link on here
    Glad that she seems to be feeling ok
     
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    You could flush her eye with lubricating eye drops just in case, but I would keep an eye on it for more swelling, smell of infection, change in appearance.
     
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    Here's an update: I checked her this morning and the bump went away after a warm compress last night. I'm thinking it was an abscess because it looked pus filled. Though, I will still call the vet tomorrow to see if I should bring her in.

    Photo for reference; this was on Saturday:
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