Q. It looks like my dog might have gotten scratched in her eye and I'm not sure how or how bad it may be

A. She should be seen by your vet or a veterinary ophthalmologist as soon as you can get an appointment. Place an e-collar on your dog to prevent further trauma from pawing or face rubbing. The vet can examine the eye closely and apply a special temporary stain to diagnose corneal scratches. Your dog may need to wear the e-collar for a couple of weeks and you may need to instill drops or ointment into the eye if your vet diagnoses an injury.

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