Guide About Tips for Taking Good Care of Your Pet Eye 

Pet Eye 

Allergies, eye infections, and other eye diseases, including cataracts, can affect our pets just like humans. As responsible pet parents, we must be aware of changes in our pets’ vision or eyes. Fortunately, some pet health insurance companies like Bivvy cover any pet, regardless of age, size, gender, or breed. The most basic options include coverage for hereditary or congenital conditions, ensuring you can provide your beloved pet with the best treatment available.

Here are a few apparent symptoms that indicate eye problems in your pets:

  • Scratching the eyes
  • Cloudy irises
  • Squinting
  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Unusual eye discharge

Feel free to contact DCC Animal Hospital or book an online veterinary consultation immediately if you detect these symptoms. While some eye problems like seasonal allergies are relatively harmless, cataracts and infections require early treatment.

What is the best thing to clean dog’s eyes with?

To clean your dog’s eyes, moisten sterile gauze with a sterile saline solution. (Note: Some preparations recommend use of cotton balls for this purpose, but we are not fans of cotton balls, since they can shred, leaving tiny filaments of cotton attached to your dog’s eyelashes that can lead to further problems)

Can I use human eye drops on my dog?

Also, medication for humans, including eye drops, are generally not the same for dogs. You should never treat your dog with human medication without consulting a pet care specialist first. Using the wrong eye drops could cause significant pain, damage, and blindness.

Can I use Vaseline on my dogs eyes?

A dog’s eyes are the worst place to consider for vaseline, which should go without saying! This sensitive area wouldn’t handle any kind of petroleum jelly product, even if recommended for dogs! The bottom line: don’t use vaseline on your dog.

How can I flush my dog’s eyes at home?

o Add a level ¼ teaspoon of sea salt to 1 cup of pure water and stir. Keep at room temperature; pour a small amount into a cup or dish. Apply by dripping from a saturated cotton ball into the eye or by using a glass or plastic dropper. Apply until it runs out of the eye to flush out any irritating substances.

Causes of red eyes and itchy eyes in pets

  • Infections: Infections can occur for various reasons, including viruses, fungus, bacteria, and more. Vaccines and parasite prevention medication can help minimize your pet’s infection risk.
  • Eye Irritants: A pet may dig their head into anything, causing a harmful allergen to enter their eyes, such as dust or sand. This might irritate the eye and possibly scrape the cornea.
  • Cherry eye: Cherry Eye occurs after the third eyelid gets inflamed and can happen for several reasons. Due to their wide eyes, it is more common in specific breeds, such as Boston Terriers, French bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Burmese cats, Persian cats, and Beagles.
  • Allergies: Pollen allergies cause redness, itching, and discharge in many pets during the spring and summer months.

Routine Eye Care For Pets

There are many ways by which pet owners can keep their pet’s eyes healthy:

  • Regular cleaning – Gently wipe the area around your pet’s eyes with a clean cloth soaked in warm (not hot) water. If the area around the eyes is not cleaned regularly, some pets may get “tear stains.”
  • Avoid soaps and shampoos – Soaps and shampoos should not be used to clean your pet’s face or eyes in most situations. If water isn’t enough, ask your veterinary care for suggestions on safely cleaning the sensitive area around your pet’s eyes.
  • Do not use napkins or paper towels – Flimsy materials like napkins and paper towels may shred while you clean your pet’s face and get stuck in their eyes. Stick with a durable washcloth to avoid leaving behind clumps of paper.
  • Keep excess hair controlled –  Cut the hair around your pet’s eyes with the help of a professional groomer. You can also take them to DCC Animal Hospital for good pet grooming. 
  • Regularly examine your pet – Examining your pet on a routine basis is a good idea to keep an eye on any injuries,  discomfort, etc. You must check your pet’s eyes for symptoms of irritation or infection as part of this.

To Sum Up:

Maintaining the health of your pet’s eyes is a vital component of being a responsible pet parent. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian. Visit DCC Animal Hospital for the best-in-class pet dentistry services, veterinary surgeon services, and pet grooming services. To know more, visit

By Michael Caine

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