How to administer eye drops to a small dog

Video demonstration located at bottom of page.

To properly administer eye drops in a small dog start by carefully lifting them onto a table or raised secure surface. Another option is to keep them on the floor kneeling behind them. This may be a  safer option for some patients. Form a tunnel with your arms on each side of them with their tail towards you.  

Place your hand underneath dog’s chin and elevate nose upwards

Hold medication bottle in your other hand using your first two fingers

Use pinky of same hand that you are holding the medication bottle in to lift upper eyelid

Administer one drop of the medication to the eye, it is ok if drop lands on white of eye, clear cornea or pink inside of eyelid

You do not need to blink eyelids. The eye drop will absorb and spread on its own