HELPFUL TIPS FOR ADMINISTERING EYE
OINTMENT TO YOUR DOG
Make sure that you wash your hands
both before and after administering the medication to prevent the
spread of infection.
If your dog’s eye is painful, you
may need to have someone assist you with restraining or you may need
to place a muzzle on your dog.
sure you have carefully read the label and understand the
ointment tube using your thumb and index finger. You may want to
rest this hand on the top of the dog’s head to help stabilize your
your other hand, use your thumb to pull down the lower eyelid. Place
your remaining fingers under the dog’s jaw to support the head.
the ointment onto the edge of the lower lid. Make sure you DO NOT
touch the eye’s surface with the tube.
warmth of the eyeball should melt the ointment, helping it to
spread. The dog will blink, further spreading the medication over
the surface of the eye.
sure you give your dog plenty of praise throughout the procedure and
offer a treat after applying the ointment.