Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My Cavalier has something wrong with her eye. She has

Customer Question
My Cavalier King Charles has...
My Cavalier King Charles has something wrong with her eye. She has trouble opening the eye and when she does it seems it rolls halfway up under the eyelid. Is the anything I can wash the eye with to help her until I take her to the vet tomorrow?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
8/2/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,104
Experience: Over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian.
Verified

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am very sorry to hear that Elsa's eye looks abnormal to you, appearing to roll under her eyelid and not opening fully.

I suspect that what you are noticing is a raised third eyelid.

The third eyelid is a protective mechanism. It will raise up in response to irritation or pain in the eye or when there is inflammation in the nerve that controls the third eyelid.

In most cases in a young dog the third eyelid raises up secondary to something getting in the eye (like dust or a piece of grass) or some sort of scratch or trauma to the eye. If she tends to stick her head into bushes or has animal friends at home some sort of trauma is the most likely cause.

If she seems fine otherwise and isn't rubbing her eye you can flush her eye with sterile saline copiously and then apply either artificial tears several times a day for the next 24 hours until you can have her examined.

You should also keep her in low light as an eye scratch is painful and feels better in low light.

Do not let her rube her eye. If she is rubbing I recommend placing an elizabethan collar (lampshade) so she cannot rub her eye and further traumatize it.

If her eye looks sunken back into her head, her upper eyelid looks droopy, and her pupil (the circular black area in the middle of her colored iris) looks small in comparison to her other eye then she may have a nerve problem called Horner's syndrome. This can be caused by several things including trauma to the nerve that controls her eyelids and pupil, an ear infection (as the nerve runs by the ear canal and inflammation from an infection can affect it) or idiopathic (which means an unknown cause). If that seems to be the case with her she should see her veterinarian to try and diagnose her problem.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Kara Your Own Question
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,104
17,104 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian.

Dr. Kara is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Squinting in 1 eye and eye is cloudy. There is a clear,
Squinting in 1 eye and eye is cloudy. There is a clear, watery discharge. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,375 satisfied customers
Our Cocker spaniel has red itchy eyes and her ears are
Our Cocker spaniel has red itchy eyes and her ears are draining and tdnder … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,226 satisfied customers
My dog has something attacking her eyes, nose, mouth, ears,
My dog has something attacking her eyes, nose, mouth, ears, paws, all over her . I have the same issues. We have both tested positive for Lyme, Babeosis, Morgellons so far. This took years to find out… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,460 satisfied customers
His left ear sounds like there is fluid deep in his ear....I
his left ear sounds like there is fluid deep in his ear....I took him in about 6 weeks ago and the vet said he had a slight ear infection....have been putting in the medication, but it doesnt seem lik… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
0 satisfied customers
Floppy eared longed hair dachshund mix w/ swelling in ear
Floppy eared longed hair dachshund mix w/ swelling in ear flaps, soft/squishy to touch, hot to touch, reddish appearance, yellowish/crusty discharge on both inner/other ear … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Veterinarian
17,104 satisfied customers
Dark pink skin in ears and around eyes. Also, tummy issues
Dark pink skin in ears and around eyes. Also, tummy issues yesterday - frequent bowel movements and some vomiting. … read more
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara
Small animal practicioner
Doctoral Degree
93 satisfied customers
His ear has heavy ear wax. been trying to clean out with
his ear has heavy ear wax. been trying to clean out with hartz ear cleaner. he has a bad cough. could this be coming from drainage from his ear … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,438 satisfied customers
Has eye drainage, and is pawing at her left eye. Left eye
Has green eye drainage, and is pawing at her left eye. Left eye conjunctiva is red. Got 1st year shots 10 days ago; distemper, rabies. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
9,704 satisfied customers
Water inside my dogs ear can not come out, because the ear
Water inside my dogs ear can not come out, because the ear is now swollen. There are no mites, only heavy wax build up from the water. Dog is a standard poodle - hair grows deep in the canal. May I us… read more
Dr-Bonk
Dr-Bonk
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
237 satisfied customers
She is digging her ears i treated for ear mits and she still
She is digging her ears i treated for ear mits and she still digs. … read more
Dr-Bonk
Dr-Bonk
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
237 satisfied customers
She is lethargic, eyes seem swollen and her ears are red on
hi she is lethargic , eyes seem swollen and her ears are red on the inside and hot to touch … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have a shepherd with a soft ear. can that ear be fixed?
i have a shepherd with a soft ear. can that ear be fixed? … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Veterinarian
17,104 satisfied customers
My dog has a ear infection and @ i found maggots in his ear,
My dog has a ear infection and @ i found maggots in his ear … read more
Sarah Snow
Sarah Snow
334 satisfied customers
Lethargic, just sitting, glazed look in his eyes, ears are
Lethargic, just sitting, glazed look in his eyes, ears are warm, guns are still pink. We are having very hot summer with poor air quality (smoke) due to wildfires … read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
629 satisfied customers
My Great Danes eyes and ears have suddenly swollen, Kyra and
my Great Danes eyes and ears have suddenly swollen … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,315 satisfied customers
Got home today from work and noticed my dogs eyes and ears
Got home today from work and noticed my dogs eyes and ears had turned yellow. Is this an emergency or can I wait until the morning to take her to her vet? … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have mistaken My dogs ear drops thinking they were eye
Hello I have mistaken My dogs ear drops thinking they were eye drops and out them in his left eye and now his eye is glazed over, what should I do?… read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
629 satisfied customers
Used mometamax ear drops 3 times in my dogs eyes by mistake.
Used mometamax ear drops 3 times in my dogs eyes by mistake. Can it cause blindness … read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,591 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x