Eye cream is a very common product used all across the country! It’s sure to be found in many pet parent homes! That means dogs can easily access eye cream products. No one really understands why dogs eat such crazy things. However, it’s possible for a dog to mistake products such as eye cream as a yummy treat! But what happens if a dog eats eye cream?
Has your dog eaten eye cream? Are you worried the eye cream will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve put together some information about eye cream and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Eye Cream?
Eye cream is a product used to hydrate the skin around the eyes. It may be an anti-aging product that also works to ease wrinkles in that part of the face. The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and can easily be damaged by environmental pollutants and UV rays. Plus, the constant movement of the tissue around the eyes can cause lines and wrinkles. Eye creams are meant to treat these problems.
The ingredients used in eye creams vary by brand. However, one common ingredient in eye cream can include:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHS)
- Vitamins C, E, K
- Ferulic acid
- SPF (to block UV rays)
While eye cream is safe for humans when used as directed, what about dogs? What happens if a dog eats eye cream?
Eye Cream & Dogs
Fortunately, most of the ingredients used in eye creams are non-toxic. However, some ingredients in eye cream can cause inflammation of the GI tract in dogs.
Symptoms of Eye Cream Ingestion in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog eats eye cream:
If your dog has these symptoms for longer than 24 hours, then it’s best to call the vet. Or if you’re worried that your dog has eaten eye cream, we recommend calling the vet. They can put your mind at ease or tell you how to how your fur baby.
Back to diarrhea and vomiting—if these last longer than 24 hours, the problem is the symptoms can lead to dehydration.
Fortunately, the vet has medications to stop these symptoms. And they can use IV fluids to rehydrate your dog.
The good news is that most dogs will make a full recovery after eating eye cream! And remember, prevention is always the best medicine. Be sure to keep these and other products out of your dog’s reach.
JulieJulie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.
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