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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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Help, my dog sitter has put flea treatment in my dogs eyes

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Help, my dog sitter has put flea treatment in my dogs eyes by mistake, what should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

The first thing you need to do is rinse his eyes thoroughly.

Dr. Susan :

If you have a saline eyewash (OTC human eye rinse), that would be best.

Dr. Susan :

If not, just use fresh water and rinse for 5 minutes.

Dr. Susan :

After that, I recommend having him evaluated by your local vet.

Dr. Susan :

It is likely that the flea treatment will cause conjunctivitis and corneal ulceration.

Dr. Susan :

I would start with a physical exam and a fluorescein stain of the eye.

Dr. Susan :

This will reveal any ulcers.

Dr. Susan :

If we find ulceration, Mac will need topical antibiotics.

Dr. Susan :

He may also benefit from oral or topical pain medications if he is very uncomfortable.

Dr. Susan :

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.