How can I treat my dogs eye wound at home?

Do not attempt to treat it at home without speaking first to the vet’s office. If instructed to administer first aid, a vet may suggest flushing out the eye or applying a cool compress. Upon recommendation, use a sterile saline eyewash solution to flush out your dog’s eye. Do not use contact lens solution.

Can a dog eye injury heal on its own?

If your pet doesn’t seem to be in immediate distress, it’s probably fine to watch them closely over the next couple of hours to see how their symptoms develop. Remember that the eye is one of the fastest-healing parts of the body and that mild injuries to the area often resolve on their own.

How long does a dog eye injury take to heal?

Corneal abrasions generally heal within three to five days. Medication is used to prevent bacterial infections (ophthalmic antibiotic drops or ointment) and to relieve spasm and pain (ophthalmic atropine drops or ointment).

How can I soothe my dogs irritated eye?

Treatment for eye problems sometimes requires eyedrops or ointments, both easier to administer with a few quick tips:

  1. Have the eyedrops or ointment close at hand, then clean away any discharge around your dog’s eyes with warm water and a cotton ball.
  2. For eyedrops, tilt your dog’s head back a little.

Can I put triple antibiotic ointment on my dog’s eye?

Triple Antibiotic Eye Ointment, a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for pets.

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