Dogs’ eyes frequently become irritated as a result of dry eyes

There are many reasons why our dogs’ eyes can become irritated. In most cases the problem is mild and easily treated. Eye irritation in dogs may be caused by the presence of a foreign body, contact with irritants, insufficient or poor quality tears, etc.

Dry eyes are quite often the cause. Ocucan Drops are artificial tears with hyaluronic acid, recommended for dogs with poor eye hydration.

Dry eyes can appear when there are not enough tears or when they have structural problems. In both cases, the use of moisturising drops (artificial tears) with hyaluronic acid, such as Ocucan Drops, is recommended to help relieve the symptoms and alleviate discomfort.

Eye irritation may also be caused by more serious conditions. In any case, it is always recommended to consult your veterinarian for advice.

The symptoms of eye irritation and discomfort in dogs are red, itchy eyes (which cause the dog to rub its eyes with its paw, often making the condition worse), excessive discharge (rheum), watery eyes, excessive sensitivity to light, etc.

The first measure to take in these cases is to clean the eye area with a specific cleaner, such as Ocucan eye cleaner. This is a physiological serum with the same pH and tonicity as the dog’s own tears, and which also contains hyaluronic acid. This is like administering some of the dog's own tears, which it cannot produce on its own. The main function of dogs’ tears is to keep the eyes clean and properly moisturised. By using eye washes like Ocucan Eye Cleaner, we help their system perform this first aid function.

After cleaning our dog’s eyes, it is recommended to apply artificial tears, such as Ocucan Drops, a product formulated with a very small amount of preservatives and the purest hyaluronic acid, which helps to restore tears and provide immediate relief. Ocucan Drops are an animal health product specifically designed for dog eye care and are sold only in veterinary clinics.