Cat scratched my dog's eye
Type of Animal: Australian Shepherd
Name of Animal: Romi
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I couldn't reply until now. It happened an hour ago, His eye is watering, I can't tell if it's the cornea. He's blinking a lot and his lower eyelid is swollen, but not bleeding,
It happened an hour ago. I can;t tell if it is the cornea. He is blinking a lot and his lower eyelid is swollen.
The website tell me you are offline, and not available to chat so I will try this format. You can still ask questions, and please do so until all your questions are answered.If the surface of the eye, the cornea, is scratched, I recommend having it checked by a veterinarian. Scratched corneas are painful, and can become infected, and may require prescription medication like antibiotics and pain medication in eye ointment form. If treated promptly, a scratched cornea usually heals in a few days. If left too long without treatment, it can become a long process to get to heal. If the scratch is not on the surface of the eyeball, but on the tissues next to the eye like the eyelid, or the conjunctiva (pink tissue above and below the eye), that is not as serious. Applying moist compresses may be all that is needed.Please let me know what else I can answer.
I have 28 years of veterinary practice experience
If the lid is swollen, try the moist cool compress. If it seems painful, you could try giving an aspirin, half an adult aspirin with food. Do not give ibuprofen or anything but aspirin.Using an antibiotic on the eye would help, but you need an antibiotic made specifically for use in eyes.
If the pupils of the eyes are not the same size, that is a sign that the cornea may be scratched.