What To Do If There’s Shampoo In Your Dog’s Eye?

What To Do If There’s Shampoo In Your Dog’s Eye?

We all love our dogs, but we know how hard it is for you to keep up with dog grooming and bathing. However, if said grooming involves shampoo and gets in your dog's eyes, it is even worse.

 As dog parents, we believe you should always use dog grooming shampoos because if you use the wrong type of shampoo, you may cause irreparable harm to your fur baby. At Reli's Pet Shop, we provide you with the best quality pet care products to ensure you give all your pet needs. 

Due to our line of work, we know all there is to know about taking care of pets, and one of the most frequently asked questions we face is about dogs getting shampoo in the eye, so we decided we should let you know what you can do when that happens. So without any further delay, let's check it out!

Wash The Shampoo Out

Whenever shampoo gets into your dog's eye, you should rinse it out immediately. Make sure you don't have any shampoo in your hand or on the washrag. 

Gently wipe the shampoo away from your dog's eye and check if it's alright. Do not scrub in that area. You can use a saline solution to keep the shampoo from irritating your dog's eye for a while.

Be Attentive

If the shampoo does get into your dog's eye, you will need to pay attention for some time to see what's happening in the area. First, check if your dog has a runny eye or weeping eye. 

If your dog is having trouble opening its eyes or if you notice a cloudy eye or even a red appearance, make sure you immediately go to the vet. 

Make sure you take the shampoo bottle with you so that the vet can check the ingredients if needed. Whenever your dog gets dog shampoo in its eye, you should look for redness, irritation, and other symptoms of possible scratching or irritation.

Other Symptoms To Lookout For

If you think that the shampoo isn't the cause of the irritation, make sure you check out the ingredients on the back of the bottle. However, if you use something as strong as dish soap, make haste and go to your vet immediately. 

Remember, detergents can be very harmful to your dog. If you are using dish soap, other parts of your dog can be affected if your dog gets in the bathing water. It can even cause vomiting and mucus membrane damage.

Possible Treatment

The best thing you can do for your dog when it has shampoo in its eye is to take it to the vet, especially if there's an irritant in the shampoo that's causing the problem. Under certain circumstances, the vet will prescribe an ointment. 

However, you should keep an eye out after coming back from the vet and make sure you keep crusted material from getting back into the eye by gently using a moist towel. Do not use soap or shampoo when you do this!

What Can You Do To Keep Shampoo Out Of Your Dog's Eye?

Keep Shampoo Out Of Your Dog's Eye - Relis Pet Shop

The best thing you can do is buy gentle dog bathing shampoo that won't irritate your dog's eye. Also, you should stop using hard soap and shampoos like dish soap which contains several harsh chemicals that can cause damage to your dog's eyes. 

Detergent poisoning is a genuine concern if you keep using these soaps, leading to death. So make sure you get the gentle dog grooming shampoos. 

The Best Place For Pet Grooming Products

So there you go, those are the things you can do if there's shampoo in your dog's eyes. As you can see, you shouldn't wait around if you see signs of irritation and take your puppy to the vet immediately. However, the best thing you can do for your dog is to buy gentle grooming shampoo. 

Now, if you are looking for shampoos or other pet grooming products, Reli's can help you. Our curated collection of pet care products is the best in the market and ensures you give the best to your pet. So contact us, and we will hook you up with some gentle dog grooming shampoos. 

Also, if you have any questions about pet products or grooming your dog, drop them in the comments below or hit us up on our socials, and we will answer them all for you. And with that being said, that's about all we have for you today. We will come back with something new for you soon. Until then, see ya!


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