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Can I use human allergy eye drops for my dog? She has swollen

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Can I use human allergy eye drops for my dog?
She has swollen eyes and has been playing with another dog today in some long grass.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

CriticalCareVet :

What eye drops are you considering?

Customer: Visine eye drops allergy with antihistamine
CriticalCareVet :

That is not a common drop used in dogs.

CriticalCareVet :

I have had patients use a human product before, called Alaway (

CriticalCareVet :

Oral Antihistamines such as Benadryl (LINK HERE) can also be considered in cases such as this.

Customer: I have contact lens eye drops.
CriticalCareVet :

Contact lens drops are not used.

Customer: Would it be ok to leave it till the morning to take her to the vet??
CriticalCareVet :

You can consider flushing the eye with a sterile saline solution - again - not a contact lens solution. I am referring to a normal, over the counter saline solution commonly found in the same aisle of the grocery story or drugstore as contact solution. (EXAMPLE HERE).

Customer: Yes I do have some of that as well
CriticalCareVet :

Ok - good!

CriticalCareVet :

That can help in these cases.

Customer: Whoul it hurt to leave it with no action till the morning?
CriticalCareVet :

If just an allergy, it may be uncomfortable, but there should be no long term ill effects.

Customer: Ok great. Good to here. I will take her to the vet first thing..
Customer: Thank u for ur time
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