Vetericyn Animal Ophthalmic Gel (17851-437)
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
First look at the ingredients. This is nothing more than a diluted bleach solution. Would you put bleach in your own eyes?
Second- In July 2012 the US FDA issued a warning letter to the manufacturer (Innovacyn). There are a number of issues including unsubstantiated antimicrobial claims and poor production practices. You can read that warning here:
Eye Infection in French Bulldog
I had taken my Frenchie to the Vet for an apparent eye infection, resulting in 2 weeks worth of daily meds 2 Xs daily. The meds did not clear the infection up....it was still present after 2 weeks...oozing mucous like substance from the eye. I order Vetericy Opthalmic Gel used it as directed and within 3 days the infection was gone! And....it has not reoccurred. This is a great product, I also purchased the eye wash and it works beautifully on both the Frenchie and mix Rottie. It is pricey, but I am so glad I found out about it. Highly recommended
I miss Terramycin
Vetericyn is messy and ineffective. I miss Terramycin.
not very effective
my long haired cat always seems to get eye problems. I was out of terramycin so my order wouldn't be here for a few days. So, I went to my local pet store and bought this. First off it comes out so thick and quickly. Way TOO much. Then my cat's eye only got worse. I tried it a couple days and after no results, I luckily received a new bottle of terramycin which corrected it within a few hours. Not only is terramycin more effective it's less expensive too.
Very effective - not dangerous
To address the reviewer who stated that this was basically bleach, the percentage of hypochlorous acid is only 0.008%. There are different isolated forms of this chemical, and yes some are used for cleaning products and the like. However, this particular form is NOT the same, and it exists in not even 1%. I am a vet tech, and we have been using this product successfully and without incident for years. If the symptoms do not clear, then it's time to consider an antibiotic. Too many are too quick to jump to using antibiotics, which can be harmful. As always, check with your vet should you have concerns, and not rely on misinformation from the public.