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  • My dog's right eye has been twitching for the past couple of days. I'm wondering what could be causing it and if it a serious thing that I need to bring him to the vet or if I can take care of it myself.

    Eyes are something you should never take a wait and see attitude about. Twitching can be a sign of pain which is most commonly associated with a scratch or ulcer on the surface of the eye and are not always visible without a special stain.

    The other thing, although less likely, would be related to a neurologic issue which can usually be ruled out by checking the nerves associated with the eyes. Since it has been a couple days and is still present, I would highly recommend a trip to the veterinarian so he gets appropriate treatment. Good luck!


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