Dog keeping eye closed and third eyelid covering half of eye
by Dawn Atkinson
We noticed our 10 year old hound mix, Luke keeping his right eye closed earlier today. No problem prior to that. We assumed that he had something in it so I took a look but couldn't find anything.
Then we thought our other dog, 2 year old shepherd/collie mix, Lilly might have scratched him or something while playing. A couple of hours after we noticed the eye closing, we then noticed the third eye lid coming up and covering half his eye.
When we tried to open the eye to get a photo for this submission, he'd roll his eye up and the third eye lid would also come up even higher. We are now noticing the third eye lid coming up on the opposite eye.
He does not appear to be in pain. He lets me touch it (i.e. running my hand over this face, but trys to pull away if I hold his muzzle to try and get a better look. He is not rubbing his face on the carpet or his paws. He will perk up if I ask him if he wants a bone, albeit with a drunk-eyed look.
What could this be and should I call the vet ASAP?
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