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is saline solution safe to use on my dogs eye

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is saline solution safe to use on my dog's eye?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 7 years ago.

Dear Smith,


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. corneal ulcers in dogs

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Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 7 years ago.
Yes you can use contact lens saline solution.