On the leaflet inside the tiacil ophthalmic solution it states that dosage can be 1-2 drops three times a day so I think it should be okay to give her one drop thrice daily. I will see if I can do one of the dosages at two drops and see if that helps any too.
She is just such a good girl at getting the eye drops, I cannot imagine trying to give them to any of the other piggies. At the vets too she just played dead and flattened herself on the table all floppy. I had to reassure the vet that that is normal Gracie behaviour!
It shows at least how big an area this thing covers, you can see it as a sort of light cloud on the left side of her eye there. It looks very sore :/
She's getting the 0.4ml of metacam once a day for pain, is this enough do you think? She is eating and playing normally from what I've seen.
I know that when Rosie was prescribed metacam before her dose was tiny in comparison but the strength could have been different, or maybe she just didn't need as much.
I'm glad you think it looks a lot better, that is a relief!
She's to stay on the metacam until Saturday and the eye drops until two weeks from last Sunday when she started them, though obviously if her eye doesn't continue to improve or gets worse then she goes back to see the vet first. I forgot to ask the concentration of the metacam so I'll maybe scale the dose back to 0.3ml to be on the safe side.
The vet thinks her eye is getting better and the swolleness of her eyelids are way down, plus Gracie was much happier having the area around her eye prodded and manipulated.
We'll keep going with the eye drops and hope for the best.
The back corner of her eye looks quite red now but I am guessing that is the blood vessels doing their healing work as the vet said.
As ever, she is being watched very closely!
I lifted her out for one of her eye drops yesterday at the same time Rosie got her normal meds and neither were terribly impressed - "what is SHE doing here?!" they both demanded. Divas, heh.