Conjunctivitis in dogs, as in any other species, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the inner tissue of the eyelids. It can become red, swollen, sore, itchy and discharging. This may be a passing acute problem or a troublesome symptom of a deeper disorder. Either way, using a system of natural dogs health care can help.
Conjunctivitis, in the short lived acute type, can come about from a foreign object in the eye, such as dust particles. In time, the eye will wash the dust out without any help on your part.
More serious diseases may have conjunctivitis as a common symptom. A common symptom of allergies is conjuctivitis, but often other symptoms accompany this, such as sneezing, a nasal discharge or an itchy mouth. Allergies are a sure sign your dog has very low immunity regardless if they are from food, parasites, or environmental factors.
Chronic conjunctivitis in dogs can lead to light sensitivity and greater swelling, obscuring the eye.
Veterinary treatment of this condition is normally with antibiotic eye drops. However, although bacteria may be present, it is not the cause of the problem. Bacteria and other pathogens are a natural and normal part of any living being. Without them, there would be no life.
The problem arises when your dog is not healthy. This lowering of the immune system allows the pathogens to breed at a much higher than normal rate. Bacteria are scavengers. But they also prevent a virus gaining entry. So they have an important role to play.
However, if the condition persists, it shows that your dog’s immune system is not coping. The best way to help this is to treat your dog with an immune boosting, rather than an immune suppressing, system of health care. Homeopathy is a natural, complete system of health care which is safe, effective, without side effects and economical. It works by supporting and boosting your dogs immune system. Veterinary medications, including antibiotics are not only immune suppressive, they are liver toxic, too.
Because chronic or recurring conjunctivitis in dogs shows that his immune system is low, you need to look at areas that are responsible for this. Diet is the number one culprit for unhealthy dogs, that is dogs with a low immune system. Commercial dog food is made with low quality ingredients that are high in fat and cheap carbohydrates. The added chemicals to address many shortfalls, do nothing for the health of your dog.
You can help to rebuild your dogs immune system by feeding a quality, nutritious, natural dog food. This will go a long way in preventing any future diseases, including conjunctivitis.