Dry Your Eyes, Poochy! Heres How To Treat Dog Eye Allergies

Dry Your Eyes, Poochy! Heres How To Treat Dog Eye Allergies

Poochy’s eyes are red and runny, his eyelids are swollen, and he looks miserable.

What’s wrong?

Sounds like either an eye infection or dog eye allergies.

In fact, allergies can cause infections especially if Poochy:

  • Rubs his eyes with his paws
  • Rubs his face and head in the dirt or grass to relieve itching
  • Scratches at his eyes with his nails

Dog Eye Allergy Symptoms

Here are some common symptoms:

  • Dog eye discharge – runny, watery, translucent (if this discharge is pus-like, it is more likely an infection)
  • Inflammation of the white part of the eye (conjunctivitis – could also be an infection)
  • Inflammation of the eyelids
  • Excessive tearing
  • Squinting
  • Sneezing combined with any of the above

Eye treatments for dog eye allergies almost invariably include antihistamines.

Treating dog eye allergies with Benadryl brand antihistamine is a common first option.

An antihistamine blocks the production of histamines.

Histamines are the body’s natural response to foreign objects, such as pollen or dust.

Histamines cause inflammation, pain, redness, and swelling

Alternatives to Antihistamines

If Poochy has more severe allergic reactions, you have additional options like:

  • Topical medications/creams
  • Eye drops that contain steroids

Home Remedies

There are many. Some of the more simple home remedies are:

  • Washing Poochy’s eyes with warm chamomile water
  • Using air purifiers to reduce mold, pollen, and dust in the environment

Poochy might have a food allergy that is causing his eye distress.

So, think about a food trial or diets formulated for dogs with allergies.

If you suspect Poochy’s allergies are caused by parasites or insect bites, make sure his fleas meds are current.

You may want to give him a flea bath.

Also, make sure his bedding and wherever he relaxes are flea-free.

Dog eye allergies are very similar to eye allergies in humans.

No cure exists for either.

The allergy game plan is to try and relieve symptoms and offer relief to the afflicted.

Trial and error may need to be employed if your first treatment doesn’t work.

Keep at it and you’ll achieve success; Poochy will be happier and healthier!

How do you remedy your pup’s watery eyes?

Do you prefer antihistamines or natural solutions like warm chamomile water?

More Powerful Tools for Overcoming Dog Allergies

There are many quick and easy changes you can make at home to help give your dog an edge on easing allergy challenges.

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