Dog Eye Care:
Your dog’s eyes are very sensitive and require daily care. In fact, in small breeds, tear conducts frequently get clogged and secrete tears which cause the hair around the eyes to lose color.
The main aspect to remember about maintaining dog eye care is preventing infection. This refers back to hygiene and could be as simple as keeping your pet’s eyes clean and making daily eye care part of your routine. In order to prevent infections, please keep the following in mind:
And if you follow these tips and see something funky going on around your dog’s eyes, do not hesitate to visit your veterinarian. Infections of the dog’s eyes are usually caused by bacteria and are treated with antibiotic ointment or solutions. The most common dog eye infection, conjunctivitis, includes redness around the eye and a yellow or greenish discharge. As always, if you detect any unusual symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Keep in mind, your dog’s eyes will cure faster if he doesn't scratch himself. You may have to put him a cone collar. Made of plastic, a cone collar covers his head and protects its face from his paws.
For more information about your specific pooch, be sure to talk about proper dog eye care to your veterinarian. He or she can specifically show you how to properly clean the eyes and what symptoms to look for.
Overall, proper dog eye care is important for your dog’s overall health. One way to contribute to your dog’s overall health is to incorporate eye care for your dog into your regular hygiene routine. At The Dog Bowl, nothing is more important than your pets’ health and well being. We have several eye care products in our online inventory - click here to see our selection. For more information about dog eye care click here.