You know yourself, how annoying it is when you have something in your eye. Well, your dog feels the same but they may have a slightly harder time getting their paws into the corners of their eyes to get whatever is in there out.
Great Tips on how to keep your dogs’ eyes clean and healthy
So it’s up to you to keep your dog’s eyes free from ‘gunk’ and there are several ways to reduce the risk of eye irritation:
- Keep your dog away when you are mowing the lawn, dusting or doing other activities that cause an excessive amount of debris or particles in the air.
- Don’t let your dog hang his head out the car window. Sure it looks like fun, but the wind can carry objects that could cause serious infection or damage.
- Secure all household chemicals where your dog will not be exposed to them, such as on a high shelf or in a cabinet, and keep your dog outside when you are using toxic cleaners, such as bleach and ammonia.
- Trim your pet’s fur if it is getting into his eyes regularly. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, seek the assistance of a professional groomer.
Eye-cleaning is a fairly simple process and there is no set schedule of how often it should be preformed. Just keep on eye on your pet and his behaviour and sit him down for an eye-cleaning on an as-needed basis.
Please note: If your pet has tear stains, he or she will require ongoing treatment.
Contact us on 0772 039 8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all your dog grooming needs. Bow-Wow is professional dog grooming in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and the Cotswolds. Also, read this article on Dog Grooming Basics.