How to treat a dog's itchy eyes

Updated February 21, 2017

When your dog has an ailment, you may feel uncertain about what you can do to make your loved pet feel better. For example, dogs can sometimes have itchy eyes that can cause them to whimper and paw at their faces. Luckily, you can tend and treat your dog's uncomfortable itching problem by applying a natural remedy into the eyes that is safe for use on dogs, such as cod liver oil.

Open your dogs afflicted eye with your fingers. Avoid touching the mucus membranes.

Drop a single drop of cod liver oil into the eye.

Press the eye shut gently, and hold the eye closed for a few seconds.

Repeat this process three times per day until the itching subsides.

Consult a veterinarian if the itching does not subside; this could be a sign of canine allergies. Your veterinarian can prescribe a treatment to alleviate the itching.


Take your dog to a veterinarian if pus or discharge is present in your dog's eye.

Things You'll Need

  • Cod liver oil
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