Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
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Hair around the eyes doesn't have anything to do with pink eye, if your vet ties those two things together you need a new vet. Pink eye in dogs is very similar to that in people, and dogs can give it to people and vice versa, I think. It is highly contagious so make sure everyone washes their hands. The only thing that could possibly save you from a vet trip is if you already have some of the RX from a previous incident, which is what I did when my boys picked up pink eye from their prek. Several months down the line and I also got pink eye, but I saved the little bottles and used that. I'm almost certain you can use the human stuff on dogs but you would have to double check on that. It's also very important to never touch the tip of the bottle to the eye.