Why is only one of my dog’s eye swollen? Conjunctivitis in one eye is typically due to a foreign object in the eye or inflammation of the tear sac, and conjunctivitis in both eyes is usually caused by an infection1. Allergies: Allergies can cause your dog’s eyes to swell if they’re exposed to an irritating allergen.
What would cause a dog’s eye to bulge? Severe prolapse (slipping out of place) and/or bulging of the eye can be caused by trauma. It is common in dogs. The chances of a good outcome depend on the severity of the injury, the breed of dog, depth of the eye socket, the condition of the eye and how long it was displaced, and other damage near the eye.
How do you treat a swollen eye on a dog?
- Lukewarm Water with Salt. If that’s the case and your vet approves, you can start by mixing lukewarm water with a half teaspoon of salt.
- Warm Compressing. You can use a warm washcloth to apply light pressure to your pet’s eye for 5-10 minutes to help with swelling.
What can I give my dog to reduce swelling?
There are some of the available NSAIDs just for dogs:
- carprofen (Novox or Rimadyl)
- deracoxib (Deramaxx)
- firocoxib (Previcox)
- meloxicam (Metacam )
- grapipant (Galliprant)