Support for Eye Health in Dogs and Puppies
They say that the eyes are like the windows to the soul. There may be something to that! But if there is cloudiness or redness on the lens or whites of the eyes of your pup, something could be affecting their vision. Problems like glaucoma and cataracts happen more frequently in senior pets. But issues like conjunctivitis (pink eye) or general itchiness can occur at any moment, regardless of breed or age. OcuLove is a natural dog eye vitamin supplement that contains ingredients used for centuries to soothe itchy eyes, relieve inflammation in eyelids and blood vessels, as well as help support dog eye infections, like conjunctivitis or progressive diseases like dog cataracts, and retinal disorders. Rich in vitamin A and antioxidants, OcuLove is a beneficial aid for improving circulation and oxygenation around the eye. This natural eye health supplement is specially formulated by a master herbalist and a holistic veterinarian to be safe for use for all dogs. Puppies should be at least four months old, fully weaned and fully vaccinated for safe use.
How NHV Remedies Support Dog Eye Health
OcuLove is an all natural herbal botanical supplement. The herbs in this blend are known for their eye health benefits. For instance bilberry, which contains anthocyanins - the pigments that give these berries their rich blue color - are naturally occurring compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that anthocyanins enhance the circulation in small blood vessels and help improve oxygenation around the eye. Improved oxygenation is beneficial for conditions like glaucoma (optic nerve damage), cataracts (clouding of the lens) and retinal disorders (vision impairment). Other ingredients like eyebright and turmeric help to soothe itchiness, inflammation (in eyelids and blood vessels) and may improve various eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve. Gingko Biloba is known as one of the oldest living tree species on earth. Its healing properties include enhancing blood flow, providing better oxygenation (which helps with the conditions mentioned above), and slowing the progression of vision loss in pets with diabetes. Wheatgrass has twice the amount of vitamin A compared to carrots - a food commonly known to improve eyesight. Oregon grape can help against microorganisms and has anti-inflammatory properties that may aid with vision, eye infections, conjunctivitis, red eyes, dry eyes, and eye issues in general.
This natural supplement is veterinarian formulated to help your dog’s eye health.
Support Your Dog’s Health The Natural Way!
At NHV, we are a team of holistic veterinarians, vet techs and pet enthusiasts who want to help your little one improve their health naturally. If you notice any cloudiness or redness in their eyes or they are obsessively scratching them, get in touch with your vet. For any eye health questions, get in touch with an NHV pet expert!
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- 0.70 LBS
- 3.4 fl. oz. (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, puppy
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Made with the finest, organically grown, or ethically harvested herbs. Made specifically for pets, vet-formulated and vet approved.
Bilberry — Is a relative of the blueberry. Studies have shown that the anthocyanins in bilberry help various eye issues like glaucoma, cataracts, conjunctivitis, and overall issues that affect the eye. It is known to improve the circulation of the small blood vessels responsible for providing nutrient-rich blood to the cells and oxygenating the blood.
Eyebright — Has been used since antiquity to promote eye health and help to relieve itchy eyes, inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis) and small blood vessels (conjunctivitis) and may prevent mucus buildup.
Gingko — Is one of the oldest surviving tree species on earth (Gingko Biloba), and has a long history rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is known to improve oxygen levels around the eye and in the body and improve conditions like glaucoma, retinal disorders, and vision loss (in pets with diabetes).
Wheat (wheatgrass) — Is rich in vitamin A which is known to improve eyesight. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant properties which may help to soothe dry, red eyes and help to slow down the progression of vision loss caused by various health issues.
Turmeric — Contains Curcumin (the bioactive ingredient in Turmeric) that has can help against microorganisms and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties that promote eye health and help fight cell damage (leading to degenerative injury). It may aid with various eye conditions that can cause damage to the optic nerve and possible vision loss.
Oregon grape — Contains anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have found berberine (an antibacterial compound in oregon grape) to help improve vision and fight eye infections, as well as help improve conjunctivitis, red eyes, dry eyes, and strengthening overall healthy immune function.
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
Some pets may require a larger dosage due to their metabolism. You can safely double the recommended dosage.
How to Administer
Shake well before use. Use the dropper provided to squirt the dosage directly into your pet’s mouth along the gums and teeth. Some pets may be finicky and resist your attempts to administer drops directly into their mouth. If this occurs, try placing the drops in your pet’s food or favorite treat. You may want to consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken, or yogurt. When serving dry food, use the dropper to soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use OcuLove in pregnant or nursing animals. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
Can dogs get pink eye?
Yes. Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to eye infections such as pink eye (conjunctivitis).
Why do dogs get “dog eye boogers”
Dog eye boogers or excess mucus forms as a response to irritation in the eye. Your dog’s eyes have natural lubrication to keep them healthy but when there are crusty bits that range from clear to yellow/green, there could be debris or an infection present.
Does NHV have eye drops for dogs?
Yes. NHV has an all-natural eye drop called Ey-Eas. It can help ease red, swollen, or infected eyes and help reduce excess mucus production. These drops should not be used on eyes that are scratched or have ulceration.
How do I know if something is wrong with my dog’s eye?
In a well-lit area, look at your dog’s eyes. Their eyes should appear clear with equal-sized pupils. The area around the eyeball should be white. The next step may be a bit challenging but is just as important. Using your thumb (with freshly washed hands), gently roll down your pet's lower eyelid to have a look at it. If it is pink, then things are good. If it is red or white, you may want to book an appointment with your vet to have a closer look. A fun fact about cats and dogs, is that they have a third eyelid. This can range from whitish to pinkish and it protects their eyes from scratches. Some dog breeds are more prone to cherry eye (which is their third eyelid falling out of place). It is not a life-threatening condition and can be corrected with surgery.