Can polytrim eye drops be used for dog conjunctivitis? - JustAnswer
Mar 7, 2016 - If your dog has bacterial conjunctivitis, your vet will most likely prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointment
will be prescribed for dogs with conjunctivitis, regardlessof the cause of the red eyes. The eye drops may contain herbal compounds or steroids, which will be able to relieve the swelling and the irritation.
Antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed to treat a variety of infections. The most common of these is called conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the lining membrane of the eye and the surface of the eyeball. If your dog has an eye infection, it will usually be exhibiting the following symptoms:
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In addition to eye drops, the dog should also receive treatment for the underlying condition that causes conjunctivitis. If the dog has a foreign object in his eye, this should be removed by a vet.Your dog's eyes should be bright and moist. The skin surrounding the eye should be firm-not inflamed, swollen or red. Some warning signs of dog eye trouble: Some dogs suffer from a condition known as Keratoconjunctivitis or dry eye. This occurs when the tear ducts cannot provide enough moisture. Over-the-counter, moisturizing eye drops will relieve mildly dry eyes. Dogs with bulbous eyes may be more likely to suffer from this condition, but it can be caused by allergies or drug reactions. Continued irritation and swelling of the eyelid may result in a corneal ulcer, a serious condition that can lead to dog vision loss. Corneal ulcers should be treated by a veterinarian who will prescribe effective prescription medications. Warning: Do not use a hydrocortisone-containing drop if a corneal ulcer is present. Hydrocortisone will reduce swelling but it can worsen an ulcerated cornea and slow or prevent healing.Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a common eye infection in dogs and occurs due to inflamed mucous membranes and soft tissues surrounding the eye. This inflammation produces an easily discernible pink-colored irritation in the affected eye. Conjunctivitis can stem from bacterial or viral infections, allergies, trauma, foreign bodies and insufficient tear production. While more serious cases warrant a visit to the vet and usually require antibiotic eye drops, minor bouts of pink eye can be treated with home remedies that are safe, soothing and effective. If, however, a seemingly minor case of pink eye does not subside after a few days of administering home remedies, a dog owner must consult a vet for treatment options since prolonged infection can cause permanent eye damage.Merry Christmas Lara. Yes, to your question. You or your dog can exchange pink eye as it is very contagious. Don't use your medication on the dog, but call the vet tomorrow as Laurie suggested. She will get her own eye drops or ointment for her eye condition. Did your doctor actually say it was pink eye? It could very well be conjunctivitis too. One of you actually needs to see a doc to get the correct diagnosis. Our little cutie had a ball last evening opening her presents under the Christmas tree. She knows what ones are hers, & helped herself! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, & a Happy New Year... Mary