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Conjunctivitis in dogs is a condition that requires some sort of medical attention. If you notice anything amiss with your dog’s eyes, your veterinarian will need to rule out potentially serious causes. You don’t want to risk anything happening to your dog’s site.
Then, you can think about natural treatments, such as apple cider vinegar or a natural dog eye wash for maintenance.
Our dog is elderly. A few months ago, he was prone to developing a mucus discharge. At one point, he needed medical treatment. He woke up one afternoon, and his eye was nearly closed. Under normal circumstances, he would have needed to see the vet right away. But we work with an excellent homeopath, and she was able to quickly clear up this acute infection.
I realize not everyone has access to this type of care. So if you notice anything wrong with your dog’s eyes, please call your vet. Homeopathy is part art and part science. And canine conjunctivitis needs professional attention.
We used various homeopathic remedies over the course of a couple of months. However, one Sunday morning, when she wasn’t available, we once again noticed the pus.
Apple Cider Vinegar For Dog Conjunctivitis
Please understand that I’m not a licensed animal health professional. So I can’t give medical advice. All I can do is share my story of using natural remedies on my own 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel.
On that Sunday, our dog’s eye was not bad enough to rush him to an emergency veterinary clinic. (Plus, at his age we don’t like to create undo stress. Our dog was adopted from a shelter. So he hates being around other dogs.)
Since it was Sunday, we went to church. Afterwards, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar. If you can’t find this locally, organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar is available online.
I had heard this was a good remedy for dog conjunctivitis. However, from what I understood, it doesn’t go in a dog’s eyes. Instead, I put a little less than a teaspoon on his neck and rubbed it into his fur.
I’ve never seen any vet recommend this. However, it does seem to be a popular folk remedy for dog eye problems. I don’t know if it was the apple cider vinegar or the chamomile tea bags we used. But something seemed to work.
Chamomile tea bags are also said to be a good remedy for cleaning a dog’s eyes. Since I had some organic chamomile tea in the house, I decided to give it a try.
Natural Eye Wash for Dogs
This is a sterile eye wash for dogs sold by Only Natural Pet, which is dedicated to holistic animal care. It’s designed to alleviate discomfort and irritation, as well as clear dried mucus away. It has very simple, soothing ingredients. It can also be used to clear tear stains.
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