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Here’s another common health issue in senior dogs that can be proactively treated to avoid more serious issues. Dry eye in dogs, and certain breeds are more susceptible, can present itself as your dog gets older. Signs may be crusty or “goupy” eyes or tear stains. Aside from prescription eye medications, you can address the issue before it gets serious. You can even address it while your dog is still healthy. Applying an eye gel (even rinsing their eyes with saline solution) can delay or reduce chronic eye dryness.
Imagine all the dust and debris that affects the eyes from playing or walking. After years of collecting in the eyes, they potentially can start to show signs of dry eye.
Start early in your dog’s life or just start now! Genteal is safe, gentle and easy to find. Again, you will see there are many products for people that are great for our dogs. This is my recommended product. I am also a contact lense wearer, so I also tend to rinse their eyes with saline solution, but gel application is tolerated so much easier by dogs. It can also feel good and soothing on their eyes. It is one of the items I recommend should be in your Senior Dog Care Kit!