Eye infection in Dog (Eye Redness)
(Calgary, AB, Canada)
Right infected left healthy eyes
I have a miniature pomeranian and noticed over the past couple days ever since I gave her a bath that her one eye is reddening up. The connective tissue on the inner part of the eye appears more and instead of white it is pinkish/red and looks inflammed.
Her entire eye is a little less open than the other and looks a little more teary or with fluid. No gunky type of fluid at all.
I have rinsed with an eyewash called opticlear which is a sterile isotonic buffered solution (Nacl, Naphosphate, purified water, etc.) and tried to flush out the eye. Not sure how many times a day I should do this.
Then applied an eye ointment called beaphar which is a txt for the connective tissues around the eyes. The active ingredient is 15000 IE Vit A Palmitate.
I have done nothing else so far. I also have a neomycin sulfate polymyxin b sulfate and bacitracin zinc product that I had to use on my other dog last year but didn’t apply it yet. The product expired last year so I didn’t want to take a chance if the product has gone bad or should I go ahead and try?
I also have read that Mix ¼ teaspoon of sea salt into a cup of distilled water to cleanse and
1 drop of almond oil or a Drop of cod liver oil into the eye or try gently cleansing the dog’s eye with calendula tea, chamomile tea, eyebright tea or rosemary tea.
I would like to avoid going to the vet if possible and try something myself first. Reason: I am one hour away and i guess the costs involved. But if i must i definitely will!
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