Depending on the cause, treatment can include: removing the irritant and soothing the area with pain medication; antibiotics and saline washes to manage infection; surgery to treat duct problems or birth defects; antihistamines for allergies; or other medications.
Can I use human eye drops for my dog?
Can human eye drops be used for dogs? Do not give your dog any human eye drops, including natural tears, before contacting your veterinarian for advice. Ingredients suitable for humans may not be suitable for dogs (and vice versa).
What do vets prescribe for eye infections?
Veterinarians prescribe Ciprofloxacin Eye Drops to treat bacterial infections of the eye and eyelid including conjunctivitis.
Is a dog eye infection an emergency?
If your dog is showing signs of conjunctivitis, even if symptoms seem very mild, contact your vet as soon as possible. Left untreated conjunctivitis can lead to permanent eye damage.