Optixcare Relieves Dry Eye and Supports Eye Health

Vision is an important part of everyday living for dogs and cats, and keeping their eyes healthy is not something us as owners normally think about. Some eye crusts and gunk here and there are normal, but if you notice increased eye secretions, staining, and irritation it could be a larger problem.

Eye diseases can occur for many reasons including genetics, aging, eye injury, and degeneration. Dry eye, also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), occurs when not enough tears are produced by the body, or tears cannot lubricate the eye normally.  Dry eye can be uncomfortable and cause redness, inflammation, and discharge. Left untreated, dry eye can cause damage to the surface of the eye (cornea) and may result in ulcers and even vision loss. Certain breeds are more likely than others to get dry eye including bulldogs, schnauzers, setters, and cocker spaniels. Corneal ulcers are like an open sore on the surface of the eye, causing pain, irritation, and inflammation. Ulcers can also be caused by injury, infection, and other diseases including Feline Herpes Virus. Fortunately, these eye conditions can be managed and sometimes prevented or delayed with daily care. Regular check-ups with your veterinarian are important for catching signs of disease and allow you to discuss any concerns about your pet’s eye health. Optixcare Ophthalmic offers a line of products to hydrate, clean, and protect the eyes for dogs and cats.

Optixcare Eye Lube at VetRxDirect

Optixcare Eye Lube moisturizes dry eyes by blending with the tears to soothe irritation and discomfort. This hydrating water-based gel allows oxygen exchange in the eye to moisturize without blurring vision. Optixcare Eye Lube also provides dry eye relief for dogs and cats recovering from surgical anesthesia.



Optixcare Eye Lube Plus at VetRxDirectOptixcare Eye Lube Plus provides long-lasting hydration with hyaluronic acid. It clings to the surface of the eye and works with the natural tears for continual comfort and protection of the cornea. Eye Lube Plus helps relieve itching and irritation caused by dry eye, allergies, infection, and inflammation.



Optixcare Eye Health at VetRxDirectOptixcare Eye Health is an eye lubricant and nutraceutical that supports and maintains ocular health. It is formulated with 4 different antioxidants that combat free radicals, which cause oxidative stress and damage to the eyes. Preventing oxidation can help reduce inflammation and slow the process of disease, retinal degeneration, and cataracts.


Optixcare Eye Wipes at VetRxDirectOptixcare Eye Cleaning Wipes provide a convenient and quick way gently clean around the eyes and facial areas. Optixcare Wipes feature a pH-balanced formula to remove eye gunk and soothe irritation. Wipe away secretions or debris from the eyes, reduce buildup, and stubborn tear stains. Ideal for cleansing facial folds and reducing odor. 



Optixcare Eye Wash at VetRxDirectOptixcare Eye Cleaner gently cleans and soothes the eye and surrounding areas with a gentle, pH balanced solution. It can be used to flush debris, irritants, and secretions directly from the eye, or to remove crusts and stubborn tear stains. Also, use to cleanse facial folds and reduce odor.


Bath Time Without The Water

Is your dog hard to bathe? Have you ever even tried to wash your cat? Does the thought of bathing your pet make you cringe? For many dog and cat owners, bath time is a messy, lengthy, and sometimes impossible endeavor that can leave both you and your pet upset. Luckily, there is a solution that doesn’t involve flooding out your bathroom and may save you the time and inconvenience.  Waterless shampoos may be your answer! Whether you are bathing your pet due to a skin condition or just to get them cleaned up, there’s good variety of options including sprays, foams, and powders.


Dry or waterless shampoo works just like a regular shampoo, but without the water. It absorbs excess oils on the skin and coat without stripping them away. It also gets rid of odors, so your dog or cat is left smelling clean and fresh. Some of the formulas even lift up dirt and debris from the coat so you can just brush it out. To use it, you just apply it and make sure it spreads well so you can get the best clean. You can work it into the fur just like a normal shampoo, and then brush it out or towel off the extra. With the right shampoo, your pet will be left with a soft, clean and better smelling coat.

Unfortunately, waterless shampoos do have a limitation on how much they can achieve. They do work well between regular baths and are good for quick clean ups if your pet gets dirty often. But if your pet is really dirty, it won’t be able to completely replace bathing with a conventional shampoo.

You should always ask your vet before choosing new shampoos and conditioners for your pet. Your veterinarian will also know what product will work best for your pet. VetRxDirect offers several types of waterless shampoos to choose from, some of the most popular include:

HypoSoothe Waterless Shampoo At VetRxDirect

Hypo-Soothe Waterless Foaming Shampoo is designed for dogs and cats with sensitive skin and allergies because it does not contain soap. It gently cleanses without irritation and moisturizes. It has a non-irritating white lotus plum fragrance that will leave your pet smelling clean and fresh.



HylaGroom at VetRxDirect

HylaGroom Mousse is a soap free shampoo designed for dogs and cats with sensitive skin and coats. It is hypoallergenic and pH balanced. It supports healthy skin with essential fatty acids and moisturizes dry skin. HylaGroom also includes ceramides to promote and reinforce the natural skin barrier.



VetraSeb P at VetRxDirect

VetraSeb P Mousse is a mild, soap free cleanser made with pramoxine, colloidal oatmeal, and aloe to soothe and calm itching and irritation. It also contains phytosphingosine and essential fatty acids to prevent skin damage.