Traumatic eye injuries in dogs are common and usually result from sticking their nose into something they shouldn’t or playing rough with other dogs or cats. Your dog can be affected by different types of eye injury, however, they all require veterinary attention.
Mild to moderate to severe
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- Always seek veterinary attention
- Even mild injuries may lead to infection, scarring, or vision loss
- Symptoms include rubbing at the eye, squinting, watery or yellow-green discharge, redness, and swelling
- Treatment will depend on the type of injury and which parts of the eye are affected
Symptoms and types:
Understanding the diagnostics
Learning about the causes
1. Corneal ulcers and lacerations
2. Foreign bodies and penetrating injuries
3. Eyelid laceration
4. Blunt trauma and proptosis
Best treatment options
Home remedies and their effectiveness
Never attempt to treat an eye injury yourself at home. Something as simple as applying the wrong eye drop or using an irritating cleaning solution could have serious consequences and make matters worse.
When to see a vet
Ellen is an Australian vet who is currently combining her love of writing with traveling and working across the UK as a relief vet. Ellen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and is passionate about all things small animal health. Since graduating she has worked in clinical practice, including at a university teaching hospital in New Zealand. Ellen is currently based in Somerset and in her free time enjoys yoga, reading, travel, and modern calligraphy!