Can I use a little tobradex on my dog "gooky"" eye, after I wash the eye area gently with a warm clean washcloth? He's a little yorkie who otherwise seems fine, but the affected eye has a slightly pinker conjunctiva, and doesn't open as fully.
Type of Animal: Yorkie 4lbsGender: male Age: 2Name of Dog: Jamie
Just wiping it. My daughter whose dog it is was afraid there was possibilities of making things worse by using saline to clean it.
Absolutely, I would not use it.
Containing a steroid (the "dex" in the name of the product), you could really exacerbate a corneal ulcer being present on the eye.
This is the first rule vet's are not supposed to break. We always do a simple eye stain test to know if any corneal scratch or injury exists first.
also, it sounds like he may also need an oral antibiotic as well.
I would only clean with some warm water, nothing else, until you consult the vet.
The most common eye tests performed by your veterinarian:
Eye Stain Test for Ulcers
Tear test for Dry Eye
Glaucoma Eye Pressure Test
Especially, with some blepharospasm (eye not opening all the way), well worth getting into a vet today.
2003 UC Davis Veterinary Grad