First Aid : Eye Injuries
6. Eye Injuries:
bruise can usually be dealt with by a cold compress.
is bleeding in the area of the eyes, apply direct pressure with dry gauze
or a very clean cloth and get him to the veterinarian. Cuts or laceration
of the eyeball, or penetration by a foreign object is very serious. Place
a damp cloth over the injury and get to the vet quickly. Don’t try to
wash the eye or remove a foreign body because you may cause further injury
If the cornea
is penetrated or perforated it will be very painful, and you need to prevent
your dog from scratching at his eye and doing further damage. If the eyeball
is out of its socket keep it moist with saline solution such as contact
lens solution and protect it from direct injury.
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