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My dogs eye wont open all the way and it looks lazy, what

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My dog's eye won't open all the way and it looks lazy, what is wrong?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Brian replied 7 years ago.

Is this a recent finding?
does the lip droop on that side compared to the other side?
Are the pupils uneven- one dialated?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes I just noticed it. No it does not droop its squinted shut. She won't let me open her eye to see her pupil but when i do try to open it it seems rolled back and almost pushed back.
Expert:  Dr. Brian replied 7 years ago.
When an eye is squinted shut it indicates eye pain. Pain may be due to an infection, foreign body, or corneal abrasion to name a few in young dogs. Your dog will need to be examined to determine the cause and needed treatment. Your dog would be mot comfortable if this could be done tonight, if not then have her seen in the morning.

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