Eye Redness Swelling

Animal: Dog
Breed: Yorkie

Pet Symptoms: I noticed yesterday that my dog’s eye wasn’t fully open but I thought she might have just had something in it, then later on I started noticing some redness, today I noticed a giant lump and more redness, tonight she has been itching it with her paw and yelping whenever she touches it.

Our Advice: It looks most likely to either be reaction to a bite or sting from an insect (bees/wasps/spiders etc), an abcess or infection, or trauma from a knock to the head. If you haven’t contacted a vet yet I would do so regardless and arrange to see them so they can assess that there is no damage to the eye underneath the swelling and begin treatment accordingly.