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Pawing At The Eye

Pawing At The Eye

Reaction of a pet itching in the eye, when pets begin pawing at the eye or eyes could be a cause for alarm. The eyes are delicate parts of the body and can become damaged quite easily. There is a vast array of reasons that can cause dogs and cats to begin pawing at the eyes, and the most common are dust/debris, allergies, conjunctivitis and blastomycosis. However, other reasons for this behavior include ectropian/entropian, cherry eye and eyelash disorders.

How to Recognize

If your pet begins pawing at the eyes it can be a sign something is bothering him/her.

Causes of Pawing At The Eye

Your pet may be pawing at the eye due to irritation caused by dust/debris, allergies, conjunctivitis, blastomycosis, ectropian, entropian, cherry eye, and eyelash disorders.


The veterinarian will inspect your pet's eyes to find the cause of pawing at the eye.

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When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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