My Dog's Eyes Are Squinting
It may be cute when your dog appears to be letting you in on a secret by winking in your direction, but winking is not a normal part of dogs' social repertoire. What you're seeing is known medically as blepharospasm. This squinting behavior is usually due to either irritation or photosensitivity - sensitivity to light. While squinting may be corrected using at-home means, it is never something that should be ignored or overlooked.
What to Look For
Follow the directions for examining your dog's eyes in “My Dog's Eyes Are Red”.
What to Do
Answering the questions in “My Dogs Eyes Are Red” and the ones that follow here should help you figure out why your dog is squinting and what you can and should do about it:
Plan on seeing your vet if the simple flush and soothe technique doesn't solve the problem within a few days.
Text © 2007 by Robert D. "Jake" Tedaldi, D.V.M.
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