Here is an inexpensive, natural remedy to try on your dogís for their eyes and coats!
1.Mix equal parts of Apple Cider Vinegar and purified water in a spray or squirt bottle. Apply this to a medium size area on the back of his/her neck, wetting the spot of hair thoroughly. Apply this 2 times daily. Also wipe eyes and face with plain warm water and clean cloth, 2 times daily, right after vinegar is applied to the back of his neck. Most people see the eye conjunctivitis disappear or, at least a reduction, within a few days, but others have seen results within hours!
2.Work up to amount below of Apple Cider Vinegar added to the dogsí food twice daily. ACV has multiple uses such as for allergies, hot spots, skin problems, digestion issues, ear infections, tear stains, arthritis and many other ailments! ACV is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.
25# to 50# = 1 teaspoon per day divided
50# to 75# = 2 teaspoons per day divided
75# to 100# = 1 Tablespoon per day divided
3.After bathing dog, mix equal parts of Apple Cider Vinegar with water, work into fur/skin (in small areas) covering entire dog. DO NOT rinse off. Let drip dry.
*When bathing, choose a natural shampoo without any chemicals such as http://www.amazon.com/Vermont-Soap-Organics-Certified-Organic/dp/B000TXJ6NA. Some say that bathing with an "oatmeal" based shampoo is soothing, BUT
if your dog is possibly sensitive to "Grains", this will aggravate the dogs situation. Also read all labels to make sure it doesn't use "Wheat
Protein Extract" another item made from grains.
*Some shampoos say that they use a "Natural Coconut Shampoo Base". This is deceiving to most pet parents as they do not realize that the "coconut base", which sounds like a "natural" ingredient, is actually a synthetic surfactant (made from the coconut oil) called CAPB or Cocamidopropyl Betaine which "has been associated with irritation and allergic contact dermatitis, reactions that could be due to the ingredient itself or to impurities present in it, such as 3-dimethylaminopropylamine and has a hazard score of 5 (out of 10, with 10 being the most hazardous)." per Deep Skin Data Base.
I have a homemade natural shampoo recipe if you are interested.
Hope your Fur Babies get better!