Proper Application is Crucial

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How do I apply eye drops to my dog's eyes?

Proper Application is Crucial

Whether we're talking about prescription or non-prescription eye and ear care for our pets, proper application is important. If you don't know what you're doing, stop right there, and read this important tip.

To apply eye drops to your pet's eye, lift his muzzle upwards with one hand and hold the medication dropper above the eye with the other. Allow the medicine to drip from at least 1 inch above the eye, and be careful not to let the dropper's tip touch the dog's fur. If Spot is a struggler, it might be in your best interest to get a friend to help you hold him still (especially if he is a large dog).

* Keep in mind that only one or two drops are needed of any medication. If your dog requires more than one kind of medicated eye drop, don't apply them all in one sitting. Instead, allow at least 5 to 10 minutes between applications—this way the medication will be absorbed.

   

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