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My dog is a Arab x and has had an eye condition couple of

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Hi my dog is a bull Arab x and has had an eye condition for a couple of weeks now, we have been using drops from our vet, cleaning it everyday with apple cider vinegar, but it keeps coming back he keeps shaking his head and now today his eye look swollen and sore, I will take him to our vet tomorrow but is there anything I can put in his eye like systane lubricating eye drops for humans to help him at all or am I best to bathe his eye with a salt water solution.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb.

I recently came online and see that your question hasn't been answered. I'm so sorry that you've had to wait for a response, but if you still need assistance, I'd like to help if I can.

There are a number of human, over the counter products which would be safe to use in his eyes which I'll list below. I wouldn't, however, rinse or flush the eye with a salt water solution since the salt could be very irritating.

Placing a warm wet tea bag on his eye may be of benefit though; a somewhat old-fashioned solution but one which works:)

The Systane products listed below can be used in dogs, but the ones with vasoconstrictors, such as naphazoline should be avoided. These products are labeled as "taking the red out" or for "red eye".

Genteal PM
Refresh PM
Tears Naturale Nighttime
Systane Nighttime

Systane Ultra lubricant sterile eye drops
Soothe Nighttime
Advanced Eye Relief Nighttime
Hypotears ointment
Akwa Tears ointment

I hope this helps although, again, my profuse apologies for the delayed reply. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I'm just following up on your dog. How are things going with his eye? Deb