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    Conjunctivitis is a common ophthalmic disease in Pomeranian dogs, and it is relatively not serious, so many owners will not pay enough attention to it. But things are not as trivial as we think. If we let things go for a long time and make the condition worse, it is likely to affect the dog’s vision, and the most serious may lead to the dog’s blindness. Therefore, we should check and take care of the dog’s eyes in time when we find that the dog has the corresponding symptoms, and usually pay attention to the dog’s eye care.

    Conjunctiva is a loose mucous membrane covering the eyeball, which plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and health of the ocular surface. In fact, one of the most important functions of conjunctiva is to ensure the normal lubrication of eyeball through tears. Conjunctivitis in dogs is mainly caused by virus or bacterial infection. According to the etiology, there are many types of conjunctivitis in dogs, and the damage to the ocular surface is also different. Once conjunctival inflammation occurs, the normal physiological function of conjunctiva will be destroyed. This means that many cells involved in the formation of tear film can not normally secrete tears, resulting in dry or itchy ocular surface. When the eyeball loses normal lubrication, blinking will be painful. For severe conjunctivitis, blinking may also damage the ocular surface. Although conjunctivitis is a very common ophthalmic disease, if it can not be treated in time and effectively, it will often pose a threat to the dog’s vision. If the dog has low immune function or has other diseases, the conjunctivitis will be more serious and the course of disease will be longer. Some conjunctivitis may even involve the cornea, causing corneal perforation. Conjunctival inflammation may also spread to the entire eyeball, hindering the dog’s eyesight, and serious illness can lead to blindness. In addition, conjunctivitis sometimes causes the formation of scar tissue on the surface of conjunctiva, which can cause the inward growth of eyelashes, stimulate the cornea, and cause chronic pain and corneal ulcer.

    Therefore, in addition to timely treatment of chloramphenicol eye drops, it is also necessary to do a good job of proper nursing work at ordinary times.

    1. Wipe frequently: the secretion in the eyes of sick dogs will increase, so you must wipe it off in time at ordinary times to avoid excessive accumulation and bacterial infection.

    2. Eye drops: in addition to wiping eyes with clear water, eye drops can also be used to remove secretions. Pet hospitals or pharmacies that prescribe medicine for people sell the same kind of medicine. You can use it safely as long as you read the instructions in the manual.

    3. Warm towel for eye application: cover the eyes of the sick dog with a piece of lukewarm wet gauze for five minutes. This method can make the dog’s eyes feel comfortable and relieve certain itching symptoms.

    4. Grooming: the hair around the eyes of some long haired dogs will rub against the eyes, which may eventually lead to conjunctivitis. So it’s best to cut the hair around the dog’s eyes, so as to prevent the hair from entering the eyes and causing discomfort, irritation and inflammation.

    5. Chloramphenicol eye drops: necessary medicine for eyes, which can treat conjunctivitis and keratitis. Because of its low price, no eye disease can also be used to wash and keep the eyes clean. It is very useful for Jingba, Bago and other dogs with large eyes and bulges.

    6. Erythromycin eye ointment: it is the same as chloramphenicol eye ointment. If the eye ointment is applied to the eyeball, it can exert its effect for a longer time. Correct nursing can speed up the recovery of conjunctivitis, so in addition to early treatment, it is also important to master the correct nursing methods. Cleaning the eyes of dogs often can also effectively prevent the probability of conjunctivitis in dogs.

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