A Praying Mantis Sprayed In My Dog's Eyes. What Can Be Done To Help Her?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
Do praying mantises spray? If so, could it hurt my dog's eye?

The praying mantis does not spray any form of liquid! You should monitor your dog's eye carefully to ensure that nothing else has got into it.

If your dog seems to be in pain - due to the mysterious liquid in its eye - then you'll have to take it to the vet right away to avoid any lasting damage.

A watery or mucus discharge from a dog's eye may be an indication of numerous conditions and problems with your pet. For example, your dog may be experiencing the following:

  • Entropion.
  • Conjunctivitis.
  • A foreign body may be stuck in your pet's eye.
  • Corneal ulcers.
  • Anterior uveitis.
  • Acute Glaucoma.
  • Trauma.

Usually, these symptoms will suggest that a foreign body is stuck in your dog's eye. If your dog has been out and about recently, then this is the most likely cause for your dog's eye watering.

Inspect the eye carefully and check to see if anything is stuck in it. If there is an object in there which can be easily removed, then wipe your dog's eye.

If your pet is in considerable pain, and you cannot identify the problem, then you will need to take it to the vet.
Rudi Bezuidenhoudt Profile
Praying mantises don't spray, so the likelihood is that it was a blister beetle - in which case, wash its eyes out with milk.

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