Updated: Jan 23
Eye infections and irritations are pretty common among dogs. They can start with anything as simple as environmental pollutants, allergies, or serious injuries.
There is an extremely easy and available treatment for eye infections of any kind:
Rinse with TEA. For best result, Both Black and Green Tea. One of each tea bags in 8 oz of water.
Note: While all 3 types of tea, black, green, and oolong have antibacterial and antioxidant properties in pretty impressive levels, Black tea has the highest antioxidant properties and green tea is the strongest antibiotic.
For white puppies and kittens use white tea bags or oolong. Great for tear stain too.
Steep 2 tea bags in boiled boiling water, right after you take it off the heat, for 10 to 15 minutes and then let it chill to room temp. Then rinse with that tea. You can wrap a clean gauze around the used tea bags and dip in the tea and wipe the eyes with that. Do not double dip the bags after touching the infected eye.
Tea stays fresh in the fridge for 2 days...but aftewards make fresh one.
Tea is a natural antibiotic and strong antioxidant which will detoxify the eyes and the tear ducts, while healing the infections.
The active antibacterial component in green tea has been nailed to be EGCG. ... The highest antimicrobial activity of tea is due to presence of Catechin Polyphenols which damage the bacterial cell membrane. In terms of antimicrobial activity, EGC and EGCG have been shown to exhibit highest antimicrobial effect.
Tea polyphenols are well-known for their antioxidant properties. Green tea has greater antioxidant potential than oolong and black teas. Studies have shown that the strong antioxidant properties of green tea are attributed to catechins of EGCG and EGC. The three adjacent hydroxyl groups on the B-ring of EGCG, GCG, EGC, and GC are more effective in scavenging free radicals than the two adjacent OH groups of ECG, CG, and EC. Black tea is also known to have potent antioxidant properties which are manifested by its ability to scavenge free radicals, inhibit lipid peroxidation, and chelate metal ions. Although green tea has higher total phenolic content (TPC), free radical scavenging activity, and ferric reducing power, its ferrous ion-chelating ability is poorer than black tea.
Tea polyphenols are also known for their antibacterial activity. In general, antibacterial activity decreases when the extent of tea fermentation is increased, implying stronger activity in green tea than black tea. Green tea catechins, particularly EGCG and ECG, have antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Green tea can prevent tooth decay by inhibiting oral bacteria. The antibacterial activity of black tea has also been reported.