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How do you treat allergic conjunctivitis in dogs? Allergic conjunctivitis is most commonly treated with eyedrops or ointments containing corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone or hydrocortisone. Your veterinarian may check first for a scratch on the cornea (called a corneal ulcer) by instilling a yellow dye called fluorescein.
How long does allergic conjunctivitis last in dogs? Allergic Conjunctivitis: Caused by an allergic reaction that can be seasonal but should not be contagious. Viral Conjunctivitis: Caused by a virus that can be spread easily and rapidly. Typically it takes around 3 weeks for the dog to fully recover.
How can I treat my dogs conjunctivitis at home? Saline eye drops can be used to safely flush any irritants out of a dog’s eye. These drops won’t hurt and may provide some temporary relief to your dog’s inflamed eye. Saline eye drops can be purchased from a pharmacy, online, or from a pet store and gently squirted directly into your dog’s eye.
Will Benadryl help my dog with conjunctivitis? Medications by mouth.
Depending on their diagnosis and symptoms, some pups may need additional support with oral medications. Common examples include an antihistamine like Benadryl for conjunctivitis due to seasonal allergies, or a dog-safe pain medication to relieve eye pain.