Application of Ointment
Hold open eyelids and apply about 1/4 inch of ointment onto the eye. Be careful not to touch the eye with the applicator.
Application of Drops
Hold the eyelids open and apply ONE DROP of medication to the eye. Be careful not to touch the eye with the applicator.
NOTE: When applying either drops or ointment, the medication can also be instilled into the “pocket” between the lower eyelid and the eyeball. Alternatively, the upper lid can be pulled back so that the white of the eye can be seen. When this is done the lower lid will naturally be pulled upwards as well – this will usually keep the dog or cat from seeing the applicator coming towards their eye. The medication is then applied to the white of the eye.
An additional person may be needed to restrain certain animals.