Scratching Eyes

From Tracy with dog Marley
Breed: Labrador

Pet Symptoms:

He has a scratch on his eye and he wont settle and keeps trying to scratch it.

Tried:

He got cream of vet but keeps trying to scratch it.

Our Advice:

Thank you for your email. It’s important that Marley doesn’t scratch his eye as he could cause more scratches with his nails! If he’s still trying to scratch his eye despite having started treatment with ointment, it may be that his eye is still sore and that he needs some additional pain relief whilst the scratch his healing. It might also be a good idea for him to wear a lampshade collar to prevent him being able to reach his eye. I would suggest you speak to your vet – they may well want to see Marley if his eye still seems painful to assess that everything is healing as it should do.