Took Emmie to visit the vet cause she had a blocked tear duct. This causes her tears to be excessively staining her eye area as it is not properly drained through her nose. If left untreated, it could result in a cherry eye or blindness so I thought I better get her checked even though she seemed otherwise fine and healthy.
As it turns out, the blocked tear duct caused so itchiness in one of her eyes so she scratched it with her paw but it isn’t anything serious and will heal with some eye drops. She has to wear the cone till it heals so she won’t scratch it anymore. According to the vet, blocked tear ducts are relatively common especially with small breeds and as many as 1 in 5 get it at some point or other. Emmie’s blockage is hereditary so there isn’t much anything could be done. The good thing is that it’s only on one side and it isn’t a major problem. Just keep it in check and bring to the vet if there are any possible signs of swelling in the future.
Here’s my outfit shots.