Well have the vet examine the eyes on his next visit, or get your hands on some eye ointment, see if your vet will sell you some. There are some home remedies you could look into to use at home when needed. It doesn't sound serious but, Look into it.
what kind of dog do you have. some breeds like a shitzu are prone to having eye discharge. in any case you don't want to treat eye problems on your own. you could wind up permanently damageing the eye or cause the dog to go blind. the only thing i would sugget is if you have contact lenses you could use the saline solution you use to clean them to wash the eye and around it. you don't want to put an ointment in the eye unless it says it is specifically for eyes. especially anything for eyes that says it has cortisone in it. if the dog has an ulcer or a scratch on the eye you would not want to use it. sorry i can't be of more help. i would hate to tell you to do something and have your dog go blind as a result.
sounds to me like a conjunctavitis, omg never use neosporin, read the tube it says do not come in contact with eyes for external use only. i say a nice warm compress or washcloth applied gently will draw out all that mucus
that was back in the 60's when the vet told my folks to use the neosporian, but defintley consult a vet before pre medicating. guess back then, people just didn't know and used anything. i know my folks hardly ever took our pets to the vets at all. i can't remember a time at all, times sure have changed since then. they are like our babies
oh yeah do not use neosporin in a dog's eyes. If you put it into a horses eyes it will blind them. And the product does say keep away from eyes. There's no vets anywhere around you that are trustworthy?
Hi Scouba! Here's a good website that you may want to keep on your fav's list.... http://www.thepetcenter.com It's an excellent resource in a pinch. As far as the eye, there are several things that could be going on, including: 1. conjunctivitis, either bacterial, fungal or viral. 2. allergy 3. blocked tear duct If you have access to a vet, I'd suggest swabbing and culturing the secretions for culture and sensitivity. Barring that, perhaps using a broad spectrum optic ointment, but please only use one that is prescribed by a vet, or over the counter that a vet has recommended. Keep the eye clean. You can get a bottle of saline (one that squirts) and each morning and night, squirt some on a clean cotton ball and gently wipe from the inner canthus to the outer edge of the eye, one swipe per cotton ball. Always wash hands before and after to avoid contaminating the eye further. I'm not a vet - just someone who's done alot of learning over the years and has a love for animals. I hope this helps! Let us know how it goes!
Hi there, Not sure if this is available in the States...but Neosporin does make anti-bacterial eye-drops...not just the gel-like ointment that you put on your skin. The product can be used for humans and animals. I'm not suggesting that you use this for your Rottweiler but vets do prescribe the Neosporin eye-drops and I didn't want anyone getting upset thinking that they harmed their pets with the Neosproin drops. I agree, however, that the ointment is not suitable for anything but external use....for dogs or humans. Thanks