Message Number: SG17832 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2006-07-09 16:02:38 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] RE: eyes drops or the like

Author wrote:
> Is there a saline solution or eye drops that are safe for ferrets as well as dogs and cats? We've had occassions where all three needed something to rinse out their eyes and I wondered what would be good to have on hand and safe enough for ferrets, dogs & cats. Water just doesn't seem to work very well, I feel like we need something different.
> Thanks,
> Ann

I have used saline on ferrets eyes to treat a <gummy> eye.
I use about 50ml of warm water and slowly add small amounts of normal household salt until you begin to get a little more than a slight salty taste if you dip your finger in and taste (very scientific) however I have found this to clear up slight eye infections, usually after only 1 application. Use an eye dropper or a q-tip to apply. I would not persist with this treatment for more than 24 hrs if the infection did not clear.

Tony - not a vet
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