NO, do not put human visine in your puppy's eyes! Until the vet has checked them and determines exactly what the problem is, and even then there are ointments made for dogs for their eyes. If you cant afford the vet, either re-home him or call your ASPCA and see if they can assist you.
I'm not trying to pick on you or any other newbie who is on this forum.
But, what in the H*** are you people thinking? You go out and buy a living creature. A creature that has needs and requirements. Don't you or any of the others think, what will I do for the basic health issues, 2 check ups in a year, heartworm medication, etc.? What will happen if the dog/cat is injured or developes a illness where it needs treatment, how will I pay for it?
I'm trying not to give it to you with both barrels, but what the H*** is wrong with you? You don't treat a creature with human medicine unless prescribed by a vet. Would you go out to the local farm supply store and buy some horse or cow medicine when your sick because you can't afford to go to the doctor.
Frankly, I hope you give up this dog right away. A person like you doesn't deserve one of God's creatures.
DO NOT put any type of human eye drops in your dogs eyes!!! Find a new home for your dog because if you think the cost of an office visit and a prescribed ointment/solution for your dog is too expensive, then boy oh boy do you have a big surprise coming later down the road in your dog's life sooner or later. If you insist on keeping the poor guy, look online at some of the pet supply places ( KV Vet, Revival, etc..) and you can find some eye treatments there that are generally lower priced that the vet's. But these are either antibiotics or just a soothing ointment. If your dog indeed needs something for allergies, then what your dog needs can only be gotten thru your vet or with a script. What makes you think it is an allergy? How do you know it is not a scratch? An ulcer? An infection? A disease? My god, how much might this vet visit and meds cost, $60?!
I feel for you. I too have dogs and at times due to unfortunate events (husband losing job, bills all due at same time of month) I don't have the money to take the dog to the vet. However, regardless of the others whom are preaching REHOME take the time to call your local vet and ask if there is a treatment that you may try at home until financially you can bring the dog/cat into the office. Some vets will give this information via the phone.
Also, as I do have 3 or more dogs with allergies and itchies you are allowed to give benedryl to your dogs depending on weight.
You may ask your local vet what the correct ratio for this is.
I do hope that you find help for your new animal--and for those whom preached REHOME maybe we should stand back and make sure of circumstances before preaching!
The doctor told me never to use visine or anything that is suppose to get the red out. Bad for the eyes. I sure would not put them in a dog's eyes. Why would you want to take the cheapest way out espically when it comes to your babies eyes? Take him to the vet or find someone that can adopt and take better care of him. Dogs care doesn't always come cheap. When you take them into your home they are apart (or should be) of your family. They deserve the best care you can give them.
I too have a lot, let me stress - A LOT of dogs. And we by no means are well off. Actually, we are struggling quite a bit right now, to tell you the truth. My husband was involved in a bad car accident over a year ago and though he did collect somewhat of a check, it was no wheres near his regular pay. He was out of work for a little over 2 months. Well getting behind in the bills eventually snow balled and we are still playing catch-up. The case won't go to court for about another year (it wasn't his fault) so we won't see that money for a long time. So yes, I know how it can be. But you know what, you do what you gotta do. If one of my dogs would need to see the vet for something really important, then something else would be put aside. Yesterday we went grocery shopping and my husband kept pointing out favorites of mine and ask if I wanted this or that and I kept saying no to all. I can cut corners when I need to. Luckily though, I have a good relationship with both veterinary clinics in our town and if I needed some sort of very expensive treatment for one of our dogs I would not have any worries because both would allow me to make payments. But this is because I am a longtime frequent customer of both, not just someone they see every other year or so. Now keep in mind that this op is talking about a vet visit for an itchy eye, not failing kidneys, heartworm treatment or some other very expensive treatment. I'm sorry but if one cannot afford even the simplest of treatment for their dog, then they do not need one. My dogs go to the vet when needed, and get the best food no matter what. If the day ever came to where I could no longer provide my dog with needed care and they in turn would truely suffer from that, then I would honestly put my terribly broken heart aside and find them homes where they could be properly cared for. That would be because I love them so much that I would want the best for them, not me. And by way, MOST vets will NOT diagnose or suggest any type of treatment over the phone.
Just looked up what you could use in the eyes in one of my vet books and you could try the Opticlear eye wash. It says also to use a warm soft wash cloth, not cotton balls, to clean the eyes first. Hope this helps.
Everyone seems to voice their opinions so here we go! This person simply wants an answer, if you haters REALLY care about animals, a simple answer to the question would do. Seriously, wouldn't you rather teach someone with encouragement right from wrong when they are new at becoming pet owners, instead of a bashing? Do you think it better this person return the animal to the shelter for euthanasia? At least they are attempting to help an animal rather than pen it up for god knows how long, the shelters are already full! Try TEACHING not bashing!
wow. this is bizarre. I typed up the question in google to see if I could put visine in my puppy's eye because she is always pawing at them and a simple "no do not do that" & a reason why and also a source for your own info. would have been much more helpful. I am a new dog owner, have never owned a dog before and you people do not have to be freaking critical. I thought that was what a forum was for, to find other people's helpful opinion's/answers And also im not going to take my puppy to the vet just to see about visine for dogs, yah no? her eyes aren't red and they don't even look irritated and I don't think you people need to be so judgmental on people. My puppy is 3 months old and has been to the vet 2x. You don't even know what this person's dog's eye's look like nor do you even know how many times she/he has been to the vet. The vet is expensive, so wtf? get off of your high horse and stop acting like your better. I highly doubt I will ever be back here to learn anything, because even if I did come looking for answer's I would never find any: just critism. I am sure I can find a much more helpful website with people that want to help: vet's and experienced dog owner's alike. you are a psycho hypochondriac