OUR 2 YR OLD DOG HAS BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH HER EYES

June 10, 2014

Our 2 yr old dog has been having problems with her eyes lately. Both of them get yucky stuff in them and we have eye drops from the vet but they don’t seem to be working, don’t know why or what the problem, it seems to be worse on days when she’s outside more and its nice out. Possible allergies.

Comiie B, Falconer

 

Hi Connie,

This sounds like a pollen allergy. I would suggest you get some eye wash at the drugstore and wash the eyes out say three times a day. Do a good flushing, not just a few drops in the eye. Apply some pressure to the bottle to create a flushing stream. Check the ingredients in the eye ointment. There should be hydrocortisone to counteract allergies. Be sure there is no sign of any ulcerations and rough areas on the surface of the eyes before you use an ointment with cortisone in it.

Charles Kruger, DVM