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Your assessment results for:

Eye problems

Urgency level: Medium priority

Contact your family veterinary practice in 1-2 days if not resolved, or if the situation gets worse

What to do next

Monitor your dog and prevent them from irritating their eyes

  • Contact your family veterinary hospital if the problem if your dog develops any of the following:
    • Blindness
    • Eye bulging
    • Squinting
    • Redness or discharge
  • If your dog starts scratching, put a cone and/or socks on your dog to prevent them from further damaging their eye.
  • If your dog’s eye is bulging out, hold a clean damp dressing (ex. a clean towel) over the eye.

 

Why it’s medium priority

Mild problems with the eye may resolve with home management

  • Eye problems typically require veterinary attention as they are delicate structures.
  • However, based on your answers, it does not appear your dog requires immediate attention. It may resolve on its own with some home management.

 

Home care tips

Keep your dog calm and avoid contact with other dogs

  • Keep your dog quiet and calm – avoid contact with other dogs to prevent them from further injuries or irritation to their eye(s)
  • In cases of conjunctivitis, some owners use hypochlorous acid, which is available at pet stores. Be sure to follow bottle instructions and do not use it if your dog’s eye is painful, bulging or has discharge.

 

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