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An Eye Infection or Injury Requires Immediate Veterinary Care

Eye Infections and Injuries Require Prompt Veterinary Care
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Learn tips for stress-free application of eye drops and ointment

If your dog develops an eye infection or injury, or has eye surgery, your veterinarian will prescribe eye drops and/or ointment that you will need to administer at home until treatment is complete or the problem is resolved. Some treatments are required several times each day.

Applying eye medication can be stressful for both you and your dog, especially if your dog has never been treated for an eye problem.

To make eye treatment a positive experience and less of a struggle for both you and your pet, watch a helpful video entitled Fear-Free Eye Treatment (permission generously granted by #thankstomaddie).

An Eye Infection or Injury Requires Immediate Veterinary Care

Please note that although the Maddie’s Fund website supports rescue leadership and volunteers, much of its content is also very helpful for pet owners. Take advantage of this excellent tutorial!

See also:

Clean Your Dog’s Ears Weekly to Prevent Ear Infections

Regular At-Home Teeth Cleaning Can Help Prevent Health Issues