How do you treat blepharitis in dogs? Bacterial blepharitis is treated with antibiotics for a minimum of 3 weeks. In some cases a combined topical antibiotics/anti-inflammatory medication can be applied. If the affected dog has signs of other allergies, referral to a dermatologist may be required.
Can blepharitis go away in dogs? In most cases, blepharitis will resolve with appropriate treatment. However, if allergies are the underlying cause, your dog may have flare-ups of blepharitis until the allergies are under control.
What does blepharitis in dogs look like? Blepharitis can affect one or both eyes. The affected eyelid will usually be red, swollen, and itchy. The dog may squint or blink spasmodically (called blepharospasm). Often the dog will scratch or rub at its face or eyelids leading to secondary trauma to the surrounding tissues.
How do you treat blepharitis in dogs naturally? Warm compresses may help in the first week to loosen up the clogged glands and clean away debris. Warm tap water on a face cloth can be applied to each eye for 5 minutes twice a day. Keeping the eyelids clean is essential in decreasing mucous buildup and associated bacteria.