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Can dogs use Visine for their eyes?

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According to Shaker Veterinary Hospital, Visine eye drops work to minimize eye redness in dogs, but the drops can also mask symptoms and interfere with accurate diagnosis of underlying conditions. It is important for dog owners to seek help from a qualified veterinarian before using Visine eye drops on their dog.

PetMD explains that artificial tear eye drops are typically not harmful to dogs, but a vet exam before use is important as symptoms of eye irritation or conjunctivitis are similar to glaucoma, a condition that can cause blindness. Sterile buffered saline eye washes work well to clean dogs' eyes, but these washes are not beneficial for sore, red or inflamed eyes.


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