is saline solution safe to use on my dog's eye?
Type of Animal: DogGender: Male/neuteredAge: 13 months
I have just been wiping away the gunk that has been coming off of the eye ( it looks like the same stuff that usually comes from the eye, just more of it). This is the 3rd day that his eye has been red and producing excess discharge.
Yes, you can flush the eyes with saline solution that is made for use in eyes.
If the disharge is yellow-green, or the eye apears red, then he may have a bacterial infection and need topical antibiotics to cure it. This would require a trip to the vet clinic.
If he is squinting and sensitive to light, he may have a scratch on his cornea. If this is the case, it is important to get him into the vet as soon as possible to prevent the scratch from becoming infected.
Sometimes a little benadryl can help as well. The dose is 1 mg per pound of body Weight evey 8 hour by mouth.
www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=554 corneal ulcers in dogs
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Yes you can use contact lens saline solution.