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Red Eye needs Releif

April 18th, 2008, 08:18 PM
I know that pet meds and people meds are often the same. So is visine ok for my pups eye that seems mildly irrated and red? Nothing seems to be in it, and she is a shih tzu, so they tend to get dried out eyes.

April 18th, 2008, 08:20 PM
I wouldn't put anything like visine in puppies eyes without talking to a vet. If you were to use anything i'd use truetears.

April 18th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Sterile saline is very soothing, as well.

Dr Lee
April 19th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Great question jealma! No visine is NOT recommended in dogs and cats as a fair number of them will have an allergic conjunctivitis reaction to visine.

Great answer hazelrunpack! Another vote for sterile saline!:thumbs up

Also like aslan suggested, there are a variety of pet oriented eye solutions available at pet stores. :pawprint: