I am sorry to hear your Boxer is squinting the eye which is an indicator of pain. I can give you some basic guidelines for this evening but if this persists please consider a veterinary exam. Especially if you are able to view the cornea and it is hazy/ blue or the eye seems swollen.
- Saline flush for contact lenses every 8-12 hours to flush the eye. Not solution but flush
- No rubbing! If there is no corneal ulceration this can create one but if there is one it can definitely exacerbate the tear and increase risk to the eye
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound to help relieve the itch and allow your pet to rest more comfortably
- A moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide relief on an as needed basis
If flushing has not improved the eye then I would advise a veterinary exam to ensure there is not a corneal ulcer that requires medical therapy or another condition that is causing the eye to close due to pain. Especially being a Boxer mix which is higher risk for having "non healing" or indolent ulcers of the eye that require more intense care
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