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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) Please attach a clear photo or two of the eye. 2) Has he been pawing at the eye since Saturday? 3) How long since the eye was not bothering him?
Allergies are very possible, but we need to also consider that something could be in that eye. Typically allergies result in both eyes having at least some grade of issue, not just one.Is he on any medication at this time?
Because this has been going on for an extended period of time and you already know that the eye is irritated, I would recommend a visit to the vet to be sure that there is not something that has collected in the eye. We often see even small things like dust, small pieces of leaves, etc. can be blown up into the eye outside. Your vet will want to ensure there's no corneal ulceration or damage and then give medication to decrease the irritation.Failing this, you can also try antihistamines at home. He can take 1-2mg/pound of body weight of benadryl every 8-12 hours. The swelling should decrease greatly in the first two dosings. If it does not, chances are it's not the direct reason for the irritation and it will necessitate seeing your vet once again.
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I noticed that your question was still open and I wondered if you could provide an update on your dog? is he still having this eye issue? Did you ever take him into the vet? If not, I can try to be of assistance. I am a licensed veterinarian and I would love to help you and your dog if you still need advice.