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Dog Dry Eyes

…eyes.Treatment Options Treatment for dry eyes in dogs includes topical treatments and medications and, in some dire situations, treatment may include surgery as well.Topical Treatments and Medication Frequent use of artificial tears is beneficial in keeping the eyes moist. If the dry eyes are severe, an ophthalmic cyclosporin ointment is prescribed. The cream should be applied to the surface of the affected eye. The frequency of application will…

Dry Eye

…the dry eye. In addition, certain prescription drugs, like sulphonamides, can cause dry eye. If your pet is taking such a prescription, you should consult your veterinarian and discuss terminating these prescriptions. In cases where the cause of the dry eye is unknown, it is best to take more of a management approach to your pet’s dry eye. For example, certain ointments or drops like cyclosporine have shown promise for treating dry eye. In cases…

Cat Pink Eye

…conjunctivitis is caused by other factors, proper treatment will often effectively cure the problem. Treatments are generally administered in three different ways. One method is to use drops or ointments that are locally administered into the eye. Another form of local administration is through the injection of medication under the conjunctiva. Finally, other treatment methods are non-local and can be administered through an injection or through…

Cat Dry Eyes

…eyes.Treatment Options Treatment for dry eyes in cats includes topical treatments and medications and, in some dire situations, treatment may include surgery as well.Topical Treatments and Medication Frequent use of artificial tears is beneficial in keeping the eyes moist. If the dry eyes are severe, an ophthalmic cyclosporin ointment is prescribed. The cream should be applied to the surface of the affected eye. The frequency of application will…

Cat Squinting

…ailment to subside. Drops and ointments containing a corticosteroid can be used in minor cases of chemosis.Foreign Material Many small particles of dust, dirt, grass, and hair can become trapped underneath the eyelids of cats. This presence of foreign bodies tends to be more prominent in outdoor cats. These materials can cause irritation to the eye. The first signs are generally excessive watering and tearing of the eye, as well as squinting and…

Dog Paw Injuries

…and attention. For example, broken toenails will need to be clipped off while cuts will need to be carefully cleaned and treated with an antiseptic ointment or cream. In the case of more serious cuts, stitches may be necessary. Cracks in a dogs footpads may need to be treated with a soothing ointment while broken bones may require a split. In many situations, it can be helpful to use a special doggie boot in order to protect the affected paw and…

Concerns in the Shar-Pei Breed

…cases, corneal ulceration and scarring that affects the vision may develop.Treatment Young puppies can undergo an eyelid tuck (eyelid tacking) that results in the eyelids being held back. As the lids no longer abrade the eyes, the cornea can heal. Overview Malassezia Pachydermatis. The Shar-Pei’s small, triangular ears may be prone to ear problems. Poor air circulation to ear canals and problems treating and cleaning ears add the difficulties.…

Cat Bug Bites

…site of the sting and will be visible. More severe reactions to bee stings can be very dangerous and require immediate veterinary attention. Warning signs of a more serious reaction include rapid swelling, redness around the eyes and lips, respiratory distress, vomiting, and staggering. If your cat displays these symptoms, take him or her to a veterinarian right away. Spider bites are relatively uncommon among cats, but they can occur. Generally,…

Dog Ear Infections

…dizzy. When dogs are dizzy they often become disoriented, tilt their heads, and walk in circles. In addition, when the nerves of the inner ear are affected a dog may begin to exhibit what is known as nystagmus, or unusual eye movements. All of the above symptoms and behaviors are telltale signs that your dog could be suffering from an ear infection. However, there are different types of these infections and they range in severity. It is,…

Dog Arthritis

…condition is identified, the sooner it can be treated and controlled. Your dog will be extremely grateful if you can provide him or her with relief from the crippling aches and pains of canine arthritis, so be sure to keep an eye out for any of the common warning signs of this condition so that diagnosis and treatment can occur as early on as possible. One common symptom of dog arthritis is limping or favoring one or more limbs. This lameness may…

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