And dog eye patch can be an accessory for a Halloween costume, or an graceful addition for dogs with eye problems. Depending on that you can make different types of eye patches.
Today we have a DIY dog eye patch for you for the most basic eye patch. You can use it for many different thing. It could be especially useful if your dog has some eye problems such as infections, pink eye, corneal ulcers, different injuries…
However, no matter what the problem is, never forget that nothing can replace professional help.
Even before making this eye patch and putting it on your dog, make sure to discuss it with your vet.
Your vet will prescribe the adequate medications that your dog needs and there are even different types of professional eye patches that he can give for your dog.
However, this eye patch can be a good option too, especially if you need a quick replacement.
Only a veterinarian would know what treatment should be prescribed for a dog with an eye problem and whether or not they should wear an eye patch. Veterinarians have the appropriate type of dog eye patch. However, it is possible to make your own eye patch for a dog.
Lay down your materials and cut a square shaped piece of the felt about 1.5 inches in size. You will need a good quality fabric that won’t irritate your dog’s eyes. Ideally, you would also wash it first.
Cut a curve of about 1/2 inch of the corners of the patch. Try holding it up to your dog’s eye to see if it fits his eye shape. The size of the patch depends on the size of your dog. The bigger your dog’s head, the bigger that patch will need to be. And vice versa. The patch should cover the eye completely with a little material to spare at the ends of it.
Cut two vertical slits at the top and in the center of the patch. The slits should be about 1/4 inch in length.
Simply push the stretchy cord through the slits you cut in the patch. Start from the back of the patch and thread the cord through the first slit and then the second slit so that it comes out the back of the felt patch again. Pull the cord until the patch is centered on the stretchy cord.
Now it’s time to tie the patch to your dog’s head! Tie a secure knot at the back and ensure that it won’t come off right away. But also make sure that it isn’t too tight and that your pup isn’t uncomfortable.