An eye stye is caused by an inflammation in the glands at the eyelash base. It is typically caused by a staphylococcus bacterial infection and may appear on either the inside or the outside of the eyelid. An eye stye may be tender and red, and there may be just one single stye or a group of styes. The stye most likely will drain on its own, but there are things you can do to speed up the healing process. Before attempting to treat your dog for an eye stye, you should be positive that it is just a stye and not something more severe.
1. Soak a rag or tea bag in warm water, making sure that the water is not too hot.
2. Hold the rag or tea bag on your dog’s eye for five minutes.
3. Repeat the process a few times a day until the sty comes to a head and the infection drains out.
4. Clean the area where the infection drains from with warm water several times a day to avoid re-infection of the eyelid gland.