How to treat a rash around the eye of a dog

When a dog has a rash, it is a concern, especially when the rash is around the eyes. Most rashes itch and discomfort, and the first impulse of a dog or anyone else is scratching. While this need can temporarily relieve the discomfort of your dog, it can also cause problems such as scratches to the eyes and ulcers. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the rash near the eye of your dog, while being careful to avoid eye damage.

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Take your dog to the vet. Many different conditions can cause rashes, therefore, the only way to know how to treat them is to determine what is causing that.


Apply any cream or ointment that has been prescribed in the affected area by placing a small amount of medicine in your finger and rubbing it in your eye. Consider using surgical gloves to touch the medication, especially if it contains steroids. Follow the dosage instructions you were provided by your veterinarian.




Hide the pills or tablets treatment in a piece of cheese or meat in order to administer the pills prescribed by your vet to treat the rash. You can also put the medicine directly into the dog’s mouth by placing the pill between your thumb and index finger of your dominant hand. Open the mouth of your dog with your no dominant hand applying pressure upwards from the upper jaw and pressure to below the lower jaw with the dominant hand. Place the pill as far back as possible in the dog’s mouth, and quickly, close his jaws. Blowing the dog’s nose once and rub his throat to encourage you swallow.



Clean rash with what your vet has prescribed you, this may include soap or hydrogen peroxide and water. Do it with a cotton ball or square large, and attempts to squeeze out the excess liquid, and it can drain out of cotton and into the eye. Mineral oil is placed in the eye may act as a barrier, however, consult your veterinarian before using.



Place an Elizabethan collar on your dog until the rash resolves. Most work hard and soft collars. Try to get a clear collar and your dog will look around more easily.



Go back to your vet about ten days in which to make a follow-up examination. This will allow the clinician to check that the medication is working and there is no eye irritation.

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone