Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Well I'm watching my puppy grow he's still very as I like…

Customer Question
Well I'm watching my...

Well I'm watching my puppy grow he's still very young as I like with the mom of the puppy and he's a cocker spaniel hes 3 weeks old and I was curious to know if it's normal for only one of his eyes to be fully open? His other looks like only part of the eyelid is open

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your puppy?

And on the part that is open he's got eye crusty his other litter mates eyes are fully open

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the puppy's name?

Jax

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jax?

No maam

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
1/4/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,566
Experience: 15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
Verified

Hello, I'm Dr. Bruce. I have over 17 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank you for your question. At this time, that eye that is partly closed should be fully open - if physically possible. Some dogs can have incomplete openings of their lid margins. This is basically where the eye opening is smaller than it should be. This isn't common by any means. In this situation, the fact that there are crusty debris there, it would seem suspicious that there may be just some difficulty in that eyelid opening up. Some of these need some help to open up. Using a warm compress on that eyelid and then giving it a little separation can help to tease it fully open. I see this more commonly with young kittens than puppies. Can you post a picture of what you're seeing?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I can't unfortunately it's very hard to take a picture because of how dark they are
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

That is ok. I would try the warm compresses on that eye to help soften up any crusty material that is there and to then put a little gentle traction on the lids to see if you can help tease it open. If there is a lot of redness to the white of the eye or cloudiness to the clear cornea, then getting him to your vet to check out that eye would be a good idea.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,176
6,176 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience

Dr. John 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

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,416 satisfied customers

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

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,633 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,086 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

20,566 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,719 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
MY TOY FOX TERRIER ABOUT 5 WEEKS OLD HAS WORMS WHAT CAN I DO
MY TOY FOX TERRIER ABOUT 5 WEEKS OLD HAS WORMS WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF THEM … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,412 satisfied customers
My vet is currently closed. I have a newborn litter of
My vet is currently closed. I have a newborn litter of Cocker Spaniel puppies born on March 22, 2017. One puppy in particular has one eye that has not opened fully and her third eyelid is halfway accr… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,719 satisfied customers
I have a 4 week old sharpie puppy. She is the only one in
I have a 4 week old sharpie puppy. She is the only one in the litter that rarely opens her eyes. She has a greenish discharge coming from both eyes. What should I do?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog, a 7 month old cocker spaniel got a hold of my
My dog, a 7 month old cocker spaniel got a hold of my vitamin D3 gel pills. The bottle was sealed but he opened it and has eaten about 20 of them. (200iu) should I be worried and what should I do?… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
is macroblepharon and entropion in dogs always genetic in nature?
is macroblepharon and entropion in dogs always genetic in nature? can there be other causes?… read more
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
my 9 year old(perfectly healthy - just had a check up) golden
my 9 year old(perfectly healthy - just had a check up) golden retriever suddenly has substantial swelling in his right eye. He did not have signs of swelling or even redness when we went to bed last n… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,734 satisfied customers
My 15 week old cocker spaniel puppy, Melo, has a very bad case
My 15 week old cocker spaniel puppy, Melo, has a very bad case of cherry eye in both of his eyes. They have tried to use medication to help it for the past week but it hasn't done much and he is very … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
Cocker Spaniel: 12 year old..discharge and the right eye..eye lid
I have a 12 year old Cocker Spaniel. He has had ongoing problems with his eyes. There is a discharge and the right eye the lower inner eye lid is showing. The whites are pink. Please let me what I can… read more
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Dr. Louis Gotthelf
Chief Staff Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
772 satisfied customers
Our 6 month old Cocker puppy seems to have eyes which are too
Our 6 month old Cocker puppy seems to have eyes which are too open, droopy, iof you will. They get inflamed from time to time. We live in Santa Fe, a very dry climate. The vet suggested that we could … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Practice owner
Doctoral Degree
6,702 satisfied customers
My cocker spaniel, 10, has a small growth on the upper lid
My cocker spaniel, 10, has a small growth on the upper lid of his eye that is light in color. He occasionally tries to rub it with his forepaw. What is it and what should I do? He has muzzle warts on … read more
Dr. JD
Dr. JD
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,402 satisfied customers
Dr. Andi thank-you for all of the help, but unfortunately
Dr. Andi: thank-you for all of the help, but unfortunately Pete and I lost our precious and darling cocker boy shortly after I chatted with you...He was a very brave and gallant boy and he died peacfu… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have 6 Boerboel puppies, one of them are very small, although
I have 6 Boerboel puppies, one of them are very small, although very eager. They are 16 days old, and there eyes are now open, except the little one. His eyes also has a yellow discharge with crusty e… read more
Dr. Jan
Dr. Jan
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
252 satisfied customers
crusty: My 2 year..there a problem with her? she acts and appears ok
My 2 year old cocker has a crusty nose it is always dry and extremely crusty is there a problem with her? she acts and appears ok except for the nose… read more
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara
Small animal practicioner
Doctoral Degree
95 satisfied customers
my cocker spaniel pup 9 months old , has suddenly got eye
my cocker spaniel pup 9 months old , has suddenly got eye s that keep rolloing into the white and not focusing started last night… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
20,566 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 3 month old sprocker spaniel (cocker / Springer)
Hi, I have a 3 month old sprocker spaniel (cocker / Springer) and she doesnt seam to be growing. I have looked on the internet at other 3 month old puppies and they look almost fully grown and she's n… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,719 satisfied customers
pup: litter..3 are exhibiting either swollen glands on neck..vet today
Can a newborn pup get strangles? I've read that this usually occurs at around 4 weeks, but we have a 1 week litter of bullmastiffs and 3 are exhibiting either swollen glands on neck or crusty eyes. We… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,462 satisfied customers
My mom has paid for a long-haired chihuahua puppy for me--
My mom has paid for a long-haired chihuahua puppy for me-- her and her 2 litter mates were supposedly born prematurely, and she was the only one that survived. She is Merle, with blue eyes. I went to … read more
Dr. Ellen
Dr. Ellen
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
519 satisfied customers
My 4 year old Cocker Spaniel has a film or part of her lid
My 4 year old Cocker Spaniel has a film or part of her lid covering the bottom of her eye. What is this? What should I do?… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,633 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