How Do I Know if an Eye Condition is an Emergency?

Any time you notice that your pet has ocular discomfort (pain, itching, squinting, flinching, holding the eye shut, rubbing, yelping when you touch around the eye), a sudden onset of ocular discharge or redness, swelling, cloudiness of the cornea or a sudden onset of visual disturbance we suggest calling your veterinarian or veterinary emergency clinic immediately.