How to give your dog eye dropsDoes your dog have an eye problem that needs to be treated with eye drops? Here are some tips and advice to help you give the drops safely and effectively.This article was written by a FirstVet vetDid you know that FirstVet offers video calls with experienced, UK registered vets? You can get a consultation within 30 minutes by downloading the FirstVet app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.✓ Included free as part of many pet insurance policies✓ Help, treatment and if you need it, a referral to your local vet✓ Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Rating: 4.9 - more than 1600 reviewsRating: 4.9 - more than 1300 reviewsRating: 4.9 - more than 1600 reviews BOOK How to apply the eye dropsStart by washing your hands so that you don’t accidentally bring dirt or bacteria near your dog’s eyes.Support your dog’s head with one hand under the chin. With the same hand, use your thumb to gently pull down the lower eyelid to create a small pocket.Take the bottle of eye drops in the other hand and rest your hand against the dog’s head before applying the drops to the eye. Avoid touching the eye with the applicator tip.Gently release the eye and allow it to close, which will spread the treatment across the eye. Give your dog a small treat as a reward.Dry the area around the eye with a cotton pad.Still have questions?Book a video appointment to have a chat with one of our vets.