Dog Watery, Itchy Eyes: don't let them go blind (causes + treatment) – Dog Health Vet Advice

having any problem with your eye is really uncomfortable it can be really painful so if your dog has got an itchy eye if they're scratching if they're rubbing at their face then today I'm going to talk about how you can go about treating that to stop them scratching and stop them rubbing their eye and so my next question is all about koko who's a pitbull who's been scratching his eye for about a week now I'm owner gave him some pink eye drops or some eye drops called pink eye relief which is a natural eye drop contraindicated wondering if he has an allergy if he's got an allergic or having an allergic reaction that's causing his eyes to be quite bitchy so what can we do for him you know there's no yellow puss there's nothing coming out of the eye it's only mild tearing and it's clear so we'll start off as I often do with the causes of watery eyes and causes of irritation so we could have a mild conjunctivitis and there could be a very small superficial ulceration a small eye ulcer on the cornea so the front surface of the eye there could be an extra eyelash growing into the eye causing irritation and there could also be irritation causing rubbing which is actually then causing the tear discharge so the skin if the skin around the eye is irritated then your dog can rub their eye or be seeming to rub their eye when it's actually the skin that's causing the problem but that in itself is then going to cause it to become more watery and then we can also have a problem within the eye actually causing discomfort and that's then causing them to rub their eye so that would be something like a glaucoma so an increase in the pressure within the eye would be an example of something that causes some discomfort causes pain and a dog will rub their eye as a result now an allergy is possible I would say it's not a very common cause of eye irritation and runny eyes unless a dog is also irritated elsewhere so frequently with our kind of allergic allergic dogs they're also going to have itchy skin and so scratching they're scratching their feet or I'm having ear problems and rubbing their face face elsewhere are going to be potential problems here and also with allergic problems you'd also expect both eyes to be effective so if it is an allergy that's just causing watery eyes you'd expect it to be both eyes and not just so those are really the causes of a watery eye and it's important to think about those before we can then give an effective treatment because if we don't know what's going on then you can see that the treatments might be very different now pink eye relief I had a little look at what that was it's not something I was familiar with but that's actually a homeopathic medication where the you Fraser has a potency of 6x and what this means is that one part of the Euphrasia is diluted in ten parts water one part of this solution is then diluted in ten parts of water again and that's repeated for a total of six dilutions to give a final concentration of one part to fraser to 1 million parts water whenever something is not improving with the treatment being given regardless of what that treatment is and whether that treatments based on an at-home diagnosis or treatment by your vet then we really need to re-evaluate things now in this case homeopathic medications don't work you know I'm going to state that plain and simply if you want to read more about homeopathy and it's used in pets then again I'll leave a link down in the show notes and you can read up about that but clearly they don't work . so we need to think about what's going to work we also need to reassess the if i'm the diagnosis so whatever is causing that problem now there's no way i can tell what's wrong with this i if the dog has got something like a glaucoma so an increase in that pressure within the eye that's a really serious condition and that needs to be treated appropriately if they've got an ulceration in their eye then that's something that needs two different treatment if they've got an eyelash that's growing into their eye and causing that irritation again that needs two different treatment as well so in this case seeing your vet is really the most appropriate thing it's definitely not worth trying anything else because the consequences might be that the the cocoa loses sites in their eye you know that might sound extreme but it's a possibility with some of the potential causes of this problem so I definitely encourage Coco's owner to take cocoa to the vet to have the eye checked out and if you're ever giving any home treatment for anything and it's not working then you need to see your vet you need to reassess that diagnosis and discuss whether there are any other treatment options that you can consider you've been watching the doctor Alex answers video podcast remember to subscribe and head over to dr. Alex for any leaks downloads and get your question answered

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