Keeping Your dogs’ Eyes Healthy

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You love to look at your dog’s eyes. You suddenly notice something not quite right with the canine. The problem is that the dog will not allow you to touch its eyes so that you can clean the yellow buildup which has appeared in the corner of the canine’s eyes. There could be chances that the dog may suffer from swollen red or yellow eyes. It is time to take your best friend to a veterinarian before its eyesight gets impaired due to an injury or infection. You will have to take a few precautions at home.

Plant and herbal remedies

You have a choice of eight herbs and plants when it comes to caring for your dog’s eyes. These remedies are applicable for human eyes too. Do not hesitate to try them on your eyes as well. Do remember to take the dog to the veterinarian before you offer a natural solution to your canine.

Calendula is an important plant in this regard. The plant is perennial and herbaceous. It belongs to the Daisy family and mostly found in the southwestern part of Asia. The Mediterranean and Western Europe. Use this plant to concoct washes, tinctures, and ointments as remedies for eye infections in your dog. Chamomile tea also makes an excellent eye cleaning solution. To use Chamomile, dip a cotton ball in a cool cup of tea. Press gently on the closed eyes of the dog. This will soothe the area and keep the eyes healthy too.

Teas and grape seed extracts Eyebright tea is also an excellent solution. Take a cotton ball and dip it in a cool eyebright teacup. Follow the same procedure as before by pressing the ball in the closed eyes of the dog. This remedy can be used like chamomile tea when it comes to refreshing the eyes of the dog. Another excellent plant is Goldenseal tea. It is to be used in the same manner as eyebright and chamomile tea. All these three teams are not only soothing but also safe for your dog. You can also use an extract from grape seeds, These are anti-oxidants and benefits the eyes of the dog as it is anti-fungal and non-toxic. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and have anti-bacterial properties. Grape seed extracts can be used to treat any eye infection if seen in the dog. Mix five grape seed extract drops or its oil in one cup filled with distilled water. Dip a cotton ball in mix and then squeeze out the liquid. Wipe the eyes of the dog in a gentle manner. Follow the identical procedure for your dog’s skin or ears. The infection will be cleaned. You can help your dog to see better by adding a minute amount of licorice root in its food.

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Cooling Your Dog During Blazing Summer

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You like to sit in the cool shade away from the hot sun and sip a mocktail while your dog looks up pleadingly towards you. It is clearly feeling uncomfortable in the hot weather. As a dog owner, you should make your canine comfortable. Your dog is vulnerable to deadly heatstrokes in hot weather.

Shade and pool

The easiest way to protect your dog from the blazing sun is to find the animal some shade. To do this, get an outdoor thermometer. This will enable you to find the coolest area for your dog to lay in. This may be below a large tree or if one is not available under a canvas canopy. A patio is also an excellent option.

If you and your dog are lucky enough to live near a lake or a pool, then you in all probability be tempted to jump in with your dog. Do be cautious in such instances. In case your dog is near the threshold of a heat stroke, jumping in the water may actually trigger the event. The surface temperature of the dog’s skin and may abruptly get lowered, resulting in excessive heating of the dog’s internal organs. The core of the body will then be overheated. To negate such an outcome, allow your dog to enter the water slowly. Permit it to stand for some time in the water. Monitor the animal’s temperature with a thermometer. Stop the cooling when the dog’s rectal temperature reaches 103 degrees Fahrenheit. In case there is no swimming pool or lake nearby, the dog may cool itself by standing in the water. Foot pads of canines perform the function of dissipating heat.

Breeze and dam

You can also create an artificial breeze. This makes the summer heat much more tolerable. To do this, simply place a floor fan or table fan on the house patio. Your dog can then enjoy a cool breeze. The fan breeze works wonders on evaporation principles. The problem is that since dogs do not sweat much, you have to work harder to cool down the dog.  You can also use the mist to cool the dog down. Yes, you can use the garden hose, but it will lead to water wastage. Instead but a mist creating attachment which you can link to the water supply. You can also use them on yourself to cool down. A wet towel makes an excellent solution when it comes to cooling down. Wet the cloth and keep it in the refrigerator. Place a bag of frozen peas on the head of the dog. You can also place the frozen peas on the groin or neck of the canine where the blood vessels are.

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