General information. If your dog has painful eye(s), they are likely to hold them closed, blink more than usual and become less active. If you notice any of these symptoms, book an appointment with your vet. Tell your vet about any other changes such as discharge, redness, cloudiness or loss of vision.
Why is my dogs eye closed shut?
If your dog is squinting an eye you should seek attention quickly. Although there may be a number of causes, the most common cause is an ulcer or a scratch on the cornea. Corneal ulcers are always painful. If you know someone who has had a corneal ulcer they can vouch for that fact.
Why is my dog squinting her eyes?
If your pet is squinting, it may not seem like a big concern. You may think it is due to the sun or a bit of dust in the eye(s). If it continues, though, squinting can be an indicator of something more serious. Squinting is commonly the result of a scratch to the cornea or a corneal ulcer.
How can I clean my dog’s eyes?
Cleaning your dog’s eyes: Using a water-moistened wash cloth or sponge, very gently wipe the area around the eye to loosen and remove dirt. The eyes can also be gently cleaned with moist cotton wool; use a different swab for each eye.
How long does it take a dog’s eye to heal?
Corneal abrasions generally heal within three to five days. Medication is used to prevent bacterial infections (ophthalmic antibiotic drops or ointment) and to relieve spasm and pain (ophthalmic atropine drops or ointment).