Handle your canine’s eye issues like a pro with prescription eye drops & medicine. Chewy has a wide range of eye drops that are safe for dogs, including antibiotics for eye infections and eye drops for dogs with allergic eye symptoms.
Only your veterinarian can assess whether your dog needs prescription eye medicine. You will need to visit your vet to obtain a prescription before you can order prescription eye drops or prescription ointments for treating eye infections. Your vet may recommend other interventions like allergy medication or non-prescription eye products instead of or in addition to a prescription medicine. Younger dogs may be prescribed special eye medicine for puppies, or they may be prescribed an adult medication in a lower dose.
Canine eye medicines are usually prescribed for infections or inflammations of the eye, and they may contain antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics or a combination of several medications. They usually come as eye drop solutions or ointments you apply directly to the surface of the eye.
Some eye infections are treated with regular oral prescription antibiotics. Ear issues are common in dogs as well, and vets will often recommend prescription ear drops & medicine with ear infections or ear mites. You can easily order your ear & eye medicine from the Chewy pet pharmacy. Get the prescription dog medicine you need, plus eye drops and medicine for cats and everything else you need for your pets. Check out our selection of eye drops & medicine and find exactly what the doggie doctor ordered!
Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Eye Drops & Medicine for Dogs
How do I get dog eye medicine prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy?
Get dog eye medicine prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy by first visiting your vet for an exam and a prescription. Then, add the appropriate medication to your Chewy Pharmacy cart. Add your vet contact info and pet information when you check out and Chewy will call and verify the prescription on your behalf. Getting your dog eye medicine prescriptions filled online is always easy with Chewy!
What prescription dog eye drops and medicine is best?
The best prescription eye drops and medicine will depend on what issue your dog is having. Your vet will assess the problem and prescribe the right medication for the problem. Commonly prescribed medications for eye infections include antibiotic eye drops or ointments like terramycin, while conjunctivitis will usually be treated with a corticosteroid like dexamethasone. Your vet should know exactly what to prescribe for your furry friend.
How do I give my dog eye drops?
Give your dog eye drops by restraining him safely, either by holding him between your knees facing away from you or by placing him on a table with your dominant arm draped across him. Hold the eye drops in your dominant hand and use the other hand to pull down the lower eyelid, making a pouch. Then, squeeze out the appropriate number of drops and release the eyelid so your dog can blink and distribute the medicine over the eye. Repeat with the other eye if directed. Be sure to read all instructions and clean away any discharge carefully before you begin.
How do I clean my dog's eye infection?
Clean your dog’s eye infection by rinsing with a simple saline solution. You can purchase a ready-made solution or make your own with one teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water. Carefully and gently instill the solution into the corner of the eye, or dip a cotton ball into the solution and use it to clean any discharge around the eye. Talk to your vet about how often you should do this per day.
Which dog breeds are more likely to have eye problems?
The dog breeds that are more likely to have eye problems are short-nosed breeds like Boston terriers, pugs, shih tzus, and bulldogs, who can suffer from corneal exposure and corneal dystrophies that can cause discomfort and vision loss. Dogs with long hair on their faces, such as sheepdogs, poodles, and Maltese can suffer infections and other irritations from foreign matter entering the eye. Any dog can develop eye issues, however, so if you think your dog may have a problem, make an appointment to see your vet.
How do I set up Autoship for my prescription dog eye medicine?
Set up Autoship for your prescription dog eye medicine by selecting Autoship when you check out. Then, choose the frequency of your deliveries—you can cancel or change them any time you want. You must have a valid prescription or refills on file for Autoship to occur. If we do not have a prescription, or if your prescription is about to expire, one of our team members can reach out to your vet to obtain the necessary information. Autoship from Chewy makes getting your canine medicines easy and convenient.