Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is it one or both eyes?
2- When you say it is matted, do you mean full of hair?
I am sorry, I did not get your reply. Can you tell me is the eye matted full of hair?
I am waiting on your reply.
Friend, it sounds like she is squinting the eye; when this happens it is sign of discomfort within the eye. There are many possible causes; common causes are: Corneal ulcers, infections, a foreign body, insect sting, etc. to name a few causes. She will need to be seen by family veterinarian for a hands on examination. In the meantime this is what you can do:
1- Do not let her rub or scratch the eye; if she does pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to prevent her from scratching.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy over the counter eyewash; irrigate the eye 3-4 times a day.
3- Do Not give over the counter pain killers, most are toxic to dogs and may interfere with certain medications your vet may need to use.
4- Follow up with family veterinarian.
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