My girlfriend and I have a Golden Retreiver puppy named Copper who is 9 weeks old, and we've had him for a week and a half.
Last week, we noticed that his eye seemed to be a little swollen and he was trying to itch it. He didn't seem to be in any type of pain, and he was playing with his toys, but occasionally would stop to try to itch it (we'd stop him when we saw him trying to itch it). It continued to swell and the inside eyelid appeared to be covering up part of it, which I read was due to irritation.
Since it was 10:00pm, we decided that if it wasn't better by morning, we would take him to the vet immediately. We figured he had probably scratched himself while playing or itching, since his symptoms seemed to be the same as when you poke yourself in the eye by accident. There didn't appear to be any scratches or marks on any part of the eye, which we were relieved of. When morning came, it looks completely normal, and we didn't think much more of it.
Today, about 5 days later, the same thing is happening. His eye looks swollen and he looks a bit like a sad beagle in one eye. He's trying to itch it, but again, I'm trying to prevent him from doing so. Other than that, he seemed fine--maybe a bit more sleepy. About 15 minutes ago, though, he threw up.
I was already planning on taking him into the vet this week for a check-up, but I'm wondering if I need to move the appointment up and go in today. Does this sound like it could be an allergy? Or could he have scratched himself in the eye twice? Could the throwing up be related in any way?
Any help is appreciated!