Can I use my contact lens rinse to rinse my dog's eye?


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Can I use my contact lens rinse to rinse my dog's eye?

is this safe, he has an eye infection and I already ordered the medication, it will arrive tomorrow. In the meantime, do I need to rinse his eye?

I'd hold off it is better..

unless you need the reassurance. I sometimes do, but probably not for a red eye that seems to be improving.

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I'd hold off it is better..

unless you need the reassurance. I sometimes do, but probably not for a red eye that seems to be improving.

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I did not use my contact lens rinse, too many ingredients

I just rinse it with warm water and his med arrived yesterday, his eye is not red anymore a very slight pink. I think I'm going to give it a couple of days before seeing the vet. he does have an appmt tomorrow, do you think I should bring him to the vet or hold off?

I did not use my contact lens rinse, too many ingredients

I just rinse it with warm water and his med arrived yesterday, his eye is not red anymore a very slight pink. I think I'm going to give it a couple of days before seeing the vet. he does have an appmt tomorrow, do you think I should bring him to the vet or hold off?

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I am a contact wearer too...

...and I can say that none of my various solutions would be appropriate for a bully. They all contain a cleaner or a conditioner, or both, that would make application to a dog's eye more harmful than good. Unless you use straight saline for your lenses the answer would be no.

Good products to have around for your dog and yourself are the Refresh products. All eye products have chemical preservatives for shelf life. These can cause further irritation if you already have dry or sensitive eyes. Refresh has patented a special preservative that turns to saline when exposed to sunlight, so they are great products for dry/sensitive eyes. I use Refresh Tears when I need to really hose a foreign body out of my eye (I wear rigid lenses so that happens fairly frequently). The Refresh Tears are less expensive than actual contact rewetting drops, and are less viscous, so they are a good choice for that use. For my bully I keep on hand Refresh Liquigel which is more viscous than Refresh Tears, and a little longer lasting for dry eye relief.

Hope this helps!

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I am a contact wearer too...

...and I can say that none of my various solutions would be appropriate for a bully. They all contain a cleaner or a conditioner, or both, that would make application to a dog's eye more harmful than good. Unless you use straight saline for your lenses the answer would be no.

Good products to have around for your dog and yourself are the Refresh products. All eye products have chemical preservatives for shelf life. These can cause further irritation if you already have dry or sensitive eyes. Refresh has patented a special preservative that turns to saline when exposed to sunlight, so they are great products for dry/sensitive eyes. I use Refresh Tears when I need to really hose a foreign body out of my eye (I wear rigid lenses so that happens fairly frequently). The Refresh Tears are less expensive than actual contact rewetting drops, and are less viscous, so they are a good choice for that use. For my bully I keep on hand Refresh Liquigel which is more viscous than Refresh Tears, and a little longer lasting for dry eye relief.

Hope this helps!

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ickytazz's picture

Many rinces are Normal Saline

and that is fine, you need to make sure that they do not have any cleaner included. Alot are an all in one now and that would not be good for the eye.

Normal saline is what we used to irrigate eyes and wounds.

Water is good to, however the Ph is not balanced like your secretions with a bit of salt included.

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ickytazz's picture

Many rinces are Normal Saline

and that is fine, you need to make sure that they do not have any cleaner included. Alot are an all in one now and that would not be good for the eye.

Normal saline is what we used to irrigate eyes and wounds.

Water is good to, however the Ph is not balanced like your secretions with a bit of salt included.

Vicky,
Bosco, Bella, Breve' & Holly


www.LangagerBulldogs.com

PHOTOS ARE PROPERTY OF LANGAGER BULLDOGS, YOU MUST HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION FOR ANY USE OF THESE PHOTOS FROM LANGAGERBULLDOG.

Agree...if you don't have Artificial Tears in your house

and his eye needs rinsing, just use plain water.

Agree...if you don't have Artificial Tears in your house

and his eye needs rinsing, just use plain water.

No

I would not was advised by my vet not to but you can use just water to flush it is safest way

No

I would not was advised by my vet not to but you can use just water to flush it is safest way

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