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My dog is squinting and keeping eyes closed. Bea, age 9. I…

My dog is squinting...

My dog is squinting and keeping eyes closed.

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Bea, age 9

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

I accidentally bumped her left eye and hit it with my phone about a week ago—but the squinting started a few days before that.

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Hello, I'm Dr. Luke and I would be happy to help you with your question. I am so sorry about your pet. I have over 19 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Are you available to discuss this situation online at this time? (if you get a phone call prompt from the system, please disregard as I am unable to do a phone call at this time).

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Is she squinting with both eyes or just one?

Is she still eating ok?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello and thank you. She is eating and drinking fine and she is squinting in both eyes. I am trying to add a short video. The left eye is swollen now because I bumped her with my phone.

ok. looking at pic

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ok. Can you take a closer pic of an eye - make sure it is focus before sending it

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Ok. Give me a minute to look

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How long has she been squinting?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
About a week and a half—and then I bumped the left eye with my phone about a week ago

Ok.

The most likely cause for squinting like this are conjunctivitis (inflammation on the outside of the eye) or uveitis (inflammation inside the eye).

The reason they are squinting is because the eye is sensitive to light and or the air.

You can try bathing the eyes twice daily with some weak cammomile tea. If this does not improve things in the next 24 hours then you need to take her to your vet for some medication before the eyes are permanently damaged

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay sounds good. Thank you.

My pleasure

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