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Your Pets Eyes
A healthy eye should be bright and clear, show no sign of inflammation and be free from discharge.
Common Signs of Illness
- Cloudiness within the eyeball
- The 'third eyelid' coming across the eye
- Unusual discharges
- Red inner eyelids
- Excessive tearing
- Holding the eye closed
- Rubbing at the eye
Any pets with eye or vision problems should be seen by a veterinarian promptly.
The Veterinary Examination
The Vet will do a thorough examination of your pet's eyes and the surrounding tissues. The examination is generally non - invasive and painless for your pet. During this examination the vet may perform a number of tests, depending on the nature of the problem, that can help identify problems with the eyes or underlying issues that may affect the eyes. Your veterinarian will then give the best possible treatment for your pets situation.
How to Administer Eye Drops / Ointment
- Remove any discharge from around your pets eye with a cotton ball moistened with warm water
- Follow the instructions on the bottle for the dosage
- Use one hand to hold the bottle, use your other hand to hold your pets eyelids open and support the lower jaw (slightly tilting your pets head back can be helpful)
- Hold the bottle / tube close to the eye but DON'T touch the eye's surface
- Squeeze the required amount onto the eye, once the medication is on the eye, release your pets head
- Your pet will then blink which will spread the medication over the eye's surface