My Dog Has an Eye Issue - Cornea Scratch or Ulcer
My two-and-a-half old mixed Flat Retriever/Border Collie dog doesn't want to open his left eye. My wife found him this way when she came home tonight. He kept rubbing his eye and face on both of our pants' legs as well as rubbing that side of his face with his paw and/or rubbing it against a blanket on the couch.
He ate his dinner just fine, but has been quite lethargic all night (he just wants to lay). During his evening walk, he kept rubbing his eye. This morning he was fine.
The area outside and around his eye seemed a little teary and on the inside, the edge of his eye appears to be red. My wife and I tried to flush out his eye using a damp cotton swab, but my dog is not allowing us to keep his eye wide open long enough to flush out whatever is irritating him.
I'm not sure what else to do. Please help.
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