03 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to Treat Your Small Dog’s Eye Problems

Some eye injuries can be treated with medications while other may require surgery. Photo courtesy Rescue Furdaddy, Flickr Follow Me on Pinterest

Some eye injuries can be treated with medications while other may require surgery. Photo courtesy Rescue Furdaddy, Flickr

“My eye is fuzzy and I can’t see. Woof!”

Sometimes in older age, and even in the young, our fur babies can experience issues with their sight. There are several reasons why this can occur, and these tips can help you learn how to treat your small dog’s eye problems, which may or may not require surgery.

How to Treat Your Small Dog’s Eye Problems

Dogs aren’t quite as dependent on their eyes as we are (nose, eyes, ears, remember?), but their vision is still a major way that dogs interact with the world. As the Pack Leader, you have to pay special attention to your dog’s eyes during her care routine.

Four common dog eye problems

Eye infections
How do dogs get eye infections? Sometimes they just get something in their eye that has bacteria. Other times they may come into contact with another dog that’s infected.

 

Signs of a canine eye infection include excessive crying and whining, light sensitivity, redness, and green or yellow discharge that crusts over their eyes. Breeds prone to eye infections include cocker spaniels, Maltese, Pekingese, poodles, pugs, and Shih-Tzus. Read more about Dogs and Eye Problems in All about canine eye care here.

When finding out how to treat your small dog’s eye problems it’s good to observe any changes from the norm such as cloudiness, tears, itching, ect. The sooner you take care of the issue the less worse the problem can become, which can lead to blindness. Many times there are simple home treatments and medications that can clear up the problem.

How have you treated your dog’s eye problems?

Did this require surgery or just medication?

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