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When I woke up with one eye sealed shut, I knew I needed to clean the area. I didn't want to use face cloths because if it was "pink eye" or conjunctivitis, it could spread. I had some baby wipes with Aloe, Vitamin E and NO alcohol and tried them. They worked GREAT! The condition improved quickly and healed in a few days. I was impressed. Now, I also use them on my dogs' eyes when they are weepy. I'm a believer.
My sister in law said her doctor told her to use baby shampoo (no tears) on a cotton ball to cleanse her allergy eyes. This might be of some help to you and your doggy.
This may already be known by a lot of people. As a new mother, I seriously never knew this until just recently. Hopefully this tip will be a reference for another new mother.
We've had a lot of sickness this winter and, in addition to a bad cold, I developed an eye infection. As careful as I was with hand-washing and trying not to touch anything, my 7-month old baby got it in one eye, then both eyes within a matter of an hour. Being Saturday night, the doctor's office wouldn't be open until Monday morning! I worried about my baby so much!
Somebody on Facebook told me to use breast milk eyedrops! It worked! I just put some milk in a little cup and used a dropper to put it in my baby's eyes. Just one or two drops in both eyes several times a day and it cleared up in about 3-4 days. Amazing what the body can do! Breast milk also clears up ear infections, by the way! :)