Eye solutions are one of those products that many people use. This means eye solutions are found in many households, and more dogs may have access to these medicines. Dogs are curious critters and may try to eat or drink just about anything! But what happens if a dog drinks eye solution?
Has your dog drunk eye solution? Are you worried the eye solution will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We understand that it’s scary when your dog drinks something like this.
In this article, we’ll take a look at eye solutions and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What are Eye Solutions?
An eye solution is different from eye drops. Eye drops are usually medicines used to treat various types of eye problems. Eye solutions, on the other hand, are most often used to clean contacts and ease irritated eyes.
Eye solutions generally contain:
- Purified water
- Boric acid: has antibiotic properties and works to clean/soothe irritated eyes
- Propylene glycol: creates a mucus layer over the eye, relieving inflammation
- Hydrogen peroxide: is a disinfectant
- Polyaminopropyl biguanide: is a preservative, which also works to disinfect and clean contact lens surfaces
- Saline: this is salt, which works to keep the other ingredients table and keeps the contacts clean
While eye solutions are safe when used correctly, what happens if a dog drinks eye solution? Will the eye solution make a dog sick?
Eye Solutions & Dogs
In most cases, the eye solution will probably not make a dog sick. If the product is OTC and contains no medication other than what’s listed above, the chances are your dog will be OK.
However, do check to see if your dog has eaten any of the eye solution packaging. There’s the danger that the packaging could cause an intestinal blockage. This is a condition that can be deadly if not treated.
What to Do If Your Dog’s Eaten Eye Solution
If your dog has drunk eye solution and you’re worried, then it’s best to call the vet. Let the vet know when your fur baby has drunk the eye solution. Then let the vet know what ingredients were in the solution. You can find the ingredients on the product’s label. Finally, let the vet know if your dog has eaten any of the product packaging. All of this information will help the vet determine the best next steps for your dog.
Prevention is always the best medicine! But accidents do happen. To keep your dog from drinking eye solution in the future, be sure to keep this product where he can’t get to it!