What do you do if your cat scratches your dog's eye?


Quick Answer

A scratched eye that has no easily removable foreign objects should be covered with a clean, soft cloth and securely bandaged. The dog should be taken to the vet as soon as possible.

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  1. Inspect the eye

    Check to ensure no dirt or cat hair was left in the eye. If any exist, flush the eye with lukewarm water, or use a moist swab to remove the items. Anything embedded in the eye should be left to be removed by the veterinarian.

  2. Bandage the eye

    Cover the eye with a square of clean, soft cloth and secure the cloth with a bandage around the head. Keep the dog from dislodging the cloth by using an Elizabethan collar, or by bandaging his front paws.

  3. Visit the vet

    Make sure to visit the veterinarian as soon as possible to obtain treatment and prevent further complications.

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