Monday, October 10, 2022

Eye Wipes Can Cause Irritation Around Your Pet's Eyes

Be careful with topical eye cleaners!!! The skin around your pet’s eye is very delicate. All the wiping (even using the most natural wipes) strips away the protective layer of good bacteria on the skin, causing irritation and possible infection. In the photo, what started as an attempt to wipe away some tear stains below the eye turned into skin irritation surrounding the eye leading to infection and hair loss. Natural wipes and solutions can cause irritation just as much as those with chemicals. They all can upset the natural balance of flora on the delicate skin near your pet's eye. It's best to address the eye stains from the inside out by changing your pet's diet, and using probiotics along with immune support supplements to improve your pet's gut flora overall.