Treating a Dog’s Eye Infection with Natural, Home Remedies!
4 August, 2016

Eye infections can be common in dogs and not something to panic about if you act on it right away.  It is recommended that you give your dog(s) a regular home eye exam to make sure that they aren’t tearing too much, or there is any cloudiness or inflammation.  If you think your dog does have an eye infection, there are some natural remedies you can try at home to help.

The most common causes for eye infections come from bacteria that get in and around the eye.   Watch your dog’s body language-pawing or rubbing his eye area may alert you to possible problems.  Eye infections can also be caused from viruses, trauma or allergic reactions to various items in the environment.  Home remedies are a great way to try to counteract the eye infection before they get serious.

Natural, home remedies are a healthy, cost effective way to provide relief for your dog

Natural remedies are great way to get cost effective relief for your dog. They don’t take much time to prepare and most have proven to be very effective. These remedies are non-harmful to your dog, as long as your dog isn’t allergic to any of the ingredients.

Saline Solution is easy to make and very effective

This solution is easy to make and very effective in curing eye infections. Mix a teaspoon of salt with warm water and use a cotton ball to wipe away any discharge or debris that you see.  Try to wipe from the corner of the eye outward and be careful not to touch his eyeball as you don’t want to scratch the cornea.

Chamomile tea is known to be very effective in helping dog eye infections

Make a mug of Chamomile tea and let it steep for a few minutes. After it has cooled enough to be only warm to the touch, remove the tea bag. You can use the tea bag directly on your dog’s eye to reduce the infection.  You can use this method a few times a day until the infection has died off.

Vitamin A, C and Bioflavinoids are good antioxidants that can help both humans and dog eyes!

Vitamin A, C and bioflavinoids can minimize the length of an eye infection. You can find these supplements at pet food stores.  These supplements can also help boost your dog’s immune system and prevent the potential for a further outbreak of an eye infection. Try choosing the most natural supplement that has a minimal number ingredients to ensure that your dog isn’t ingesting anything that might give him an adverse reaction.

Some dog eye infections may have gone past the point of home remedies and may need medical attention. If there is yellow pus or blood oozing from the eye you should make a trip to the vet. A dog that is lethargic or lacks an appetite, can’t open their eye or has contracted the infection from any type of trauma requires a trip to the vet, as well.

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