This natural DIY eye infection
treatment for dogs and cats requires two simple ingredients
– the herb euphrasia,
also known as ‘eye bright’; and coconut oil. Euphrasia and coconut oil offer anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory,
antioxidants and minerals that help fight infection, sooth, nourish and protect
the eye, and surrounding fur. Time to say ‘NO’ to conventional antibiotics, corticosteroids,
and associated adverse side effects!

DIY Dog and Cat Eye Infection Treatment

Step 1 – Euphrasia Tea Eye Drops, and Cleanse

You Will Need –

  • Euphrasia (eye bright) tea, organic or
  • Spring water, or filtered tap water –
    no unfiltered tap water!
  • Tea pot or cup.
  • Kettle, or pot.
  • Eye dropper.
  • Coconut oil – organic, cold pressed, unrefined.
  • Cotton or bamboo make-up remover pads. 

Preparation –

  • Place euphrasia tea bag, or euphrasia-filled
    tea infuser in the tea pot or cup – use 1 tea bag for every 8 ounces of water.
  • Using a kettle or pot, heat the water –
    when you see bubbles rising from the bottom of your kettle or pot the water is
    sufficiently heated. Don’t allow the water to boil.
  • Pour the heated water into the kettle
    or cup.
  • Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag or infuser.
  • Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  • Fill the eye dropper bottle with tea.
  • Pour the remaining euphrasia tea into a
    glass bottle, and cap the bottle.

Storage –

  • Store the euphrasia tea in the
    refrigerator for up to a week.

Application –

  • Use an eye dropper to drop 1 up to 3
    drops of the euphrasia tea into the eye, 1 times up to 4 time per day as
  • Never allow the glass dropper to touch
    the eye.
  • If the dropper does come into contact
    with the eye, cleanse the dropper in hot water, with non-toxic soap, and rinse
    well prior to reusing the dropper.
  • After you have administered the drops
    use a clean cotton or bamboo pad to gently wipe any tea that has dripped from
    the eye onto the fur around the eye.
    • If treating both eyes – use a clean pad
      for each eye, don’t use the same pad on both eyes.
  • You can also soak a pad in the tea,
    squeeze out excess tea and use the pad to wipe around the eye – starting in the
    inside corner and wiping outwards.
  • Step 2 – Coconut Oil Salve

    Once or twice a day, after you have treated,
    cleansed the eye with the euphrasia…

    • With clean hands, apply a little coconut
      , on the fur under the infected eye.
    • The coconut oil helps to fight the
      bacteria, makes it easier to clean-up any build-up of discharge under the eye,
      and helps to stop staining from the bacteria laden eye discharge.

    Step 3 – Treating an Eye Infection is a Three
    Part Process

    Use an effective, *suitable to-your
    individual dog, and cat:

    1. Topical treatment.
    2. Ingested natural antibiotics – I recommend
      using appropriate foods, herbs, nutraceuticals and alternative medicines (not
      conventional antibiotics and other drugs).
    3. Address root cause.

    Do not rely on topical treatment on its own to resolve the issue – remember the three Part Process above!
    Eye infections dont always clear-up right away (i.e. within several days to a week), depending on the root cause treatment can take time, as items 1., .2. and 3. above must be addressed and resolved. 
    *There are MANY different herbal, and natural eye drops – the above is just one of those many options. Your animal’s specific situation may require a different natural eye drop. If you are not able to resolve this on your own its time for a consultation!

    f your dog or cat is suffering from
    re-occurring, chronic eye infections it is very important to identify and treat
    the root cause – naturally!

    Note – When introducing a new to-your-animal topical
    treatment for the first time, always do a small test spot, wait 24 hours – if no
    adverse reaction occurs you can proceed to standard application. Do not use the
    treatment if your dog or cat has a sensitivity (intolerance or allergy) to any
    of the substances in the treatment. If you are using conventional drugs and are
    thinking of adding a natural treatment make sure you thoroughly research
    relevant interactions, contradictions, cautions and side effects.

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    Article and graphics by – Karen Rosenfeld, Ottawa Valley Dog
    Whisperer, Holistic Dog Behaviorist, Holistic Dog and Cat Wellness Specialist

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