Question by  KathyM (20)

What are some home treatments for dog eye infections?

I would like to treat my dog myself and avoid a trip to the vet's.


Answer by  gbella (216)

This is a horrible idea. Eye infections can be very painful and your vet can give your dog pain meds. As well as the infection can lead to blindness.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Dilute Boric acid can work very well, as can Neosporin, or warm compresses- but you are doing your pet a disservice. If these home treatments don't work within 48 hours you MUST see a vet. This can be indicative of a more serious condition. Better to see you vet and then decide if this can be treated at home.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You can't because alot of time the dog has pink eye and not a reular eye infection and pink eye requires treatment by a vet.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

One thing I've found that's good for infections is Colloidal Silver. It's ionized silver in water, so it doesn't hurt while at the same time killing the infection. It's a semi-natural antibiotic. A cheaper option is peroxide, but I'm not sure if you should put that in a dog's eye.


Answer by  Jack56 (408)

A good idea may be to squeeze a quarter of a lemon into one glass of water and attempt to flush out the eye for a few days. However, this should be done very carefully and in tiny amounts. A cheap saline solution for eye infections usually does the trick.


Answer by  katrescuer (431)

You can use Terramycin Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic eye ointment that you can get at some pet stores and on the internet to treat eye infections in cats, dogs and horses. Put a small amount in each eye two to four times a day as needed. It is available without prescription.


Answer by  Mhaira (23)

Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Arctium lappa (Burdock). Uveitis is treated with glucocorticoid steroid eye drops, such as betamethasone, dexamethasone, or prednisolone.


Answer by  Wes66 (34)

You can try a basic cleaning method, just a wash and rinse. Wet a soft clean cloth or a rag, useing lukewarm water. Squeeze out rag and wipe infected areas around the eyes several times a day, or as often as needed. You may also try an over the counter eye scrub, available at pet stores.


Answer by  anbu (5968)

The best home remedy is to wash the dog's eyes frequently with water (use sterilize saline water) but if eye is swollen and are aching then this technique won't help. For such kind of problems seek veterinary doctor help and immediately take the dog to him. It doest give any benefit but just reduce the time period.


Answer by  joe7592 (42)

You can try a saline solution which should clear it up if it is in allergy. But, you should go to the vet to get a real diagnosis.

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