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Eye Trauma in A Puppy. What Happens When A Barky Foster Puppy Meets the House Cat

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Uki is a rescue puppy recently placed in a foster home. She is new to a home, and even newer to cats. She is sweet, but, energetic, inquisitive and a bit of a pest to the resident house cats. Seems she got too loud and too close to one of them and a swat to the face led to squinting, discharge and a trip to the vet.
Upon arrival at the vet clinic I looked for a few key indicators.
Pets will give you some idea of the degree of damage to the eye by how painful it is. Rubbing the eye, squinting, and discharge are all signs of eye trauma. It is imperative that any and all eye injuries be seen as soon as possible and be considered an emergency. Eyes can rupture and in some cases vision can be lost due to a delay in seeking care, or, severe trauma.
The way that veterinarians identify trauma or injury to the cornea is by use of a fluorescent stain.
Luckily, Uki had a very mild injury to the cornea.
Uki was sent home with an ophthalmic antibiotic, an e-collar (super important!) and strict instructions to monitor the eye at home.
Cost of care for this are;
exam $50
flouroscein eye stain $25
ophthalmic antibiotic $41
e-collar $15

Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Border Collie mix
Treatment Cost (USD): $131.00
Provider Name: krista magnifico DVM
Provider Business Name: Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
3961 norrisville rd, jarrettsville vet
jarrettsville vet
Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084
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