Your dog is so cute, but not when she has runny discharge streaming from her eyes. Eye discharge is very common in dogs, especially certain breeds. Whether your dog’s eyes are baby blue or dark brown, they’ll be melting your heart again after applying a few simple home remedies.
Wash your dog’s eye with a saline solution several times a day. This will help clean the infected eye and remove dirt or foreign dust particles that may be causing your pet’s eye irritation and discharge. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of plain table salt, the salt should not be iodized or contain any other compound, with an 8 ounce cup of filtered lukewarm water. Gently pour the solution over your dog's infected eye several times a day to clean and treat her eye discharge.
Clear away discharge from your dog's infected eye regularly. Use a damp, soft warm washcloth to gently wipe away the discharge. You can even use the warm washcloth as a soothing compress, by leaving it on your dog's eye for several minutes.
Apply a drop of aloe vera gel to your dog’s infected eye several times a day to clean and treat her infection. Aloe vera gel has antibacterial properties that will help protect your dog’s eye from further inflammation and infections.The gel is gentle enough to use on delicate eye tissue and makes a great natural topical treatment.
Treat your dog's infected eye with some colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is a powerful natural antibiotic that will help heal your dog’s infected eye. Give your pet a drop every few hours until her eye discharge improves.
Take your dog to a professional groomer for a trim when her hair gets too long around her eyes. Long hair can poke into your dog’s eyes causing irritation and discharge.
Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.
- Take your dog to the veterinarian if her eye discharge gets worst, or does not improve after a couple of days.
Based in Statesboro, Ga., Emily Jones has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in the diverse topics of cleaning and insects. Jones is a graduate student studying education at Georgia Southern University.