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why hasnt my 2 1/2 week old puppy opened his eyes

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I have a 2 1/2 week old puppy that hasn't opened his eyes and i'm starting to get worried.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
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replied 9 years ago.

Most puppies will open their eyes around 2 weeks of age, but if a puppy is kept in an area with bright sunlight or lights, it may delay the eyes opening for a short while. If the pup's eyes are not open by the end of 3 weeks, then I would have him examined by your vet. Be sure and check to be sure there isn't any discharge that is holding the eye closed. If there is discharge, you can use a warm washcloth to softly loosen and wipe the discharge away.

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