pet health


Question by  MNarasimhan (27)

Is boric acid safe for pet eyes?


Answer by  JaenieF (153)

Boric acid isn't safe for anyone's eyes, let alone your pets. While not as bad as some things, it should be flushed immediately. All chemicals should be locked away in a safe place away from pets, children or anyone else who can't be trusted near chemicals.


Answer by  Sinefey (457)

No. Boric acid in its undiluted state will cause damage if not blindness. However there are medical grade eyewash solutions that do contain DILUTED boric acid.. very low amounts around 1. 9% or so. Your best bet if pet has an eye infection, see the vet, they may prescribe or administer an eyewash themselves, dont risk it on your own.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

In vary diluted solutions, boric acid is safe for both human and pet eyes. Make sure that you purchase the correct solution from a veterinarian, since it can be dangerous if it does not contain the correct proportions of water to boric acid. If you are completely confident you know what you are doing, you can also mix it yourself.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Never put anything in eyes that has the word acid attached to the labeling. I don't care how gentle they say it is acid burns.


Answer by  markochiguegmailcom (514)

Boric acid is a relatively safe antiseptic. It has to be diluted in water and used externally to wash wounds or cuts. As to using it on your pet's eyes, just mix it with plenty of water and pour over the affected eye. Don't EVER use in high concentration.


Answer by  01628773 (140)

If used in extremely dilute solution like 2.5% in water, it should be fine. Boric acid is about as toxic as table salt at that level.


Answer by  dcbuis85 (267)

Boric acid is safe for your animal as long as it is diluted to 1 Tbl boric acid to 1 quart water. Make sure to dilute enough for safety.

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