If conjunctivitis becomes severe, it can cause permanent damage to the cornea. This is not a condition that will go away on its own, so medical treatment is necessary.
How can I treat my dogs conjunctivitis at home?
If something is inflamed or swollen, including the conjunctiva, a cold compress can often help. For dogs with pink eye, a cold, wet washcloth is usually the easiest and most comfortable way to apply a compress to the eye.
How do you treat conjunctivitis in dogs?
Topical gentamicin, tobramycin, chloramphenicol, oxytetracycline, ciprofloxacin or triple-antibiotic ophthalmic ointments and solutions are commonly prescribed. Some dogs will receive medications containing anti-inflammatory agents such as ophthalmic prednisolone or dexamethasone.
Can I catch conjunctivitis from my dog?
Can I catch conjunctivitis from my dog? This is extremely unlikely, but it’s important to get your dog to the vet right away.
When should I take my dog to the vet for an eye infection?
If your dog has colored green eye discharge, yellow eye discharge or another colored eye discharge, schedule a vet appointment immediately. Other signs of a potential problem include squinting, a red-looking eye, or if your dog is rubbing or pawing at his eye.
How much does it cost to treat conjunctivitis in dogs?
Not as easy to pinpoint, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca aka dry eye in dogs leads to excessive blinking, swollen blood vessels or eyelids, and discharge. The cost to treat depends on the condition; treatment can range from $50 to $3,000 per eye if surgery is necessary.
What do vets prescribe for eye infections?
Veterinarians prescribe Ciprofloxacin Eye Drops to treat bacterial infections of the eye and eyelid including conjunctivitis.