How to make a dog eyewash remedy

Lorrell Kellett

Homemade eyewash solution for dogs is a good thing to keep on hand. It is useful if your dog gets chemicals or debris in her eyes. Dripping flea dips and sprays are common eye irritants that trouble dogs. A good saline eyewash will bring soothing relief to your pet and help prevent further damage to the eye.

In your stock pan, bring 4 litres of water to a boil.

With the long tongs, place your pint jar into the boiling water. Make sure it is completely submerged.

Let it boil for one minute.

Use the tongs to remove the jar from the water and place it on the cooling rack to cool. It will take 10 minutes for it to cool completely.

Drop the lid in the boiling water and boil it for one minute. Remove it to the cooling rack as well.

Fill the cooled jar with sterilised water. Leave 5 cm (2 inches) of empty space at the top of the jar.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of plain, non-iodised salt to the sterilised water.

Screw the lid down tightly on the jar.

Shake the solution for one minute or until the salt is completely dissolved.

Use the eyedropper to apply the solution to your dog's eye. Five or six drops per eye should be enough to cleanse the eye.