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

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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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