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Dog's Eye is Red Made Worse By Continued Scratching

by Sylvia

My dog seems to be "scratching" her own eye. Once she starts scratching she doesn't stop until I tear her paw away.

Not only is the eye really red, her lower lid is really dark.

She now has a collar on for her protection.

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Jun 08, 2013
My Online Vet Response for: Dog's eye is Red Made Worse by Continued Scratching
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Sylvia,

Please take your dog in for an exam to search her eye for a foreign body. I suspect that is why she is scratching so hard at one eye.

Of course, she may have a more systemic problem such as allergies, and it is just worse around the one eye. Or mange, Demodex mites can infiltrate into the eyelashes and cause some itching.

If she has conjunctivitis, or a corneal scratch, she needs to be seen by a veterinarian for treatment. Of course, a holistic veterinarian would be preferable.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is

In the meantime, (if she will allow), you can use saline to flush her eye. (Make it using 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt into 1 cup of Spring Water.)

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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