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Can you share pics of what you are seeing?
Do the eyelids look swollen?Is he taking any medication at this time?Is this slowing any of his normal processes such as walking (is he having trouble seeing?)
It's always wise to have eyes checked out when a pet shows abnormalities. I can give you some instructions to help if this might be an allergic reaction but if you don't see a rapid improvement I would wait no longer than tomorrow to have the eyes evaluated. It's not uncommon for pets to have dirt and such blow up into their eyes when outside, for example, which may only mildly irritate the eyes but give the pet more than enough reason not to want to open them due to sensitivity.For at home treatment, you can try warm compresses on each eye for 15 minutes with warm wash cloth. You can also administer 1-2mg/pound of body weight of benadryl every 8-12 hours by mouth to see if this helps with the slight swelling you're seeing.
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