dog with 'dry eyes' ..... any ideas?
Our 6 yr. old German Shepherd has been diagnosed with 'dry eyes' (this has been an unusually hot, dry summer too)& a discharge in the corner of her eyes. The Vet put her on Rx. $ cyclosporin/olive oil drops (it seems to burn the dog's eyes after I put them in... she tries to rub them out!) & the over-the-counter Liquid Tears drops that both my husband & I use as we also have dry eyes'!
After two weeks, the dog's eyes seem a bit better & less discharge but it seems the cyclosporin drops will be an on-going treatment to try & cure. I am now going to use the over-the-counter 'nightime drops' that my husband & I can't use ... as it takes most of the next morning to clear our vision again! Hoping this will protect the dog's eyes over a longer period of time than the regular drops. Has anyone had a similar problem with their pet's eyes? Would appreciate any thought or ideas!