• We gave our dog, Bruno, a bath on Sunday and a couple hours later Bruno starting squinting one eye. We think maybe shampoo got in his eye. It is wednesday night as I’m typing this, and he is squinting, and a lot of tears are being produced. His eye appears to be red and a maybe cloudy from what we can tell. The cloudiness may just be all the tears and discharge coming out of his eye. He tries to wipe his eye, and is acting a lot more antsy/stressed. I saw online that we should take our dog to the vet as soon as possible, but the earliest appointment we could get is on Sunday, is it okay for him to wait that long? We don’t want him to go blind. At the moment, it just seems to be uncomfortable/painful but not unbearable as he is still excited about food, toys, and doing his usual routine. Is it possible for him to go blind from dog shampoo going in his eye? And will it be ok for him to wait till Sunday?

    Hi Susan,
    I recommend that you have him seen earlier than Sunday if at all possible even if that means taking him in to an emergency hospital. The symptoms that you are describing are concerning and they can be caused by shampoo or something else in the eye. The concern is that the eye is also red and cloudy. This can be from inflammation or even infection in that eye. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of his symptoms and the treatment that he needs after they have examined him.

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