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Dogs First | Oculus Prime | For Tear Staining in Dogs

Dogs First | Oculus Prime | For Tear Staining in Dogs

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Formulated by our friend, Dr. Conor Brady, and made in Ireland, Oculus Prime is a natural supplement containing a specially selected blend of sustainably harvested sea plants that are potent anti-inflammatories of the mucosa, reducing water leakage from the eyes - and thus tear staining - by combatting the inflammation that causes it.

What is Oculus Prime and how does it help?

Oculus Prime contains a selected blend of four specific sea plants – 2 green seaweeds, one brown and a little red sea moss – that are known for their anti-inflammatory effects on mucosal membranes. By soothing irritation in the eyes, water flow is reduced. In this way, Oculus Prime works systemically to reduce weepy eyes and tear staining in dogs.

What causes tear staining and weepy eyes?

Weepy eyes (and the tear staining that results) are common in many dogs, but particularly in smaller, white-coated breeds. As long as we have eliminated the other usual suspects (eye infection / something in the eye / a structural issue from breeding) weepy eyes in dogs tend to be a sign of inflammation. This makes sense as most white coated dogs are also know to have more allergies. Weepy eyes are a bit like a smoke alarm going off. Sources of inflammation that you may be able to reduce are:

  • Dry pet food
  • Poor quality pet store treats
  • Chemical parasite control and unnecessary vaccinations
  • Chemicals around the home or in the garden
  • Poor quality, highly chlorinated water
  • Inflammation from pain, disease or allergies - mitigation is key

The trick is to remove as many of these inflammatory additions as you can and adding anti-inflammatories. 

What is the staining around my dogs eyes?

Tears contain many components but of particular concern in the case of tear stains are porforins, a little iron-based compound, giving it the reddish brown color. If you stop the tears, you stop the porforins and their fur should return to it's normal color as it grows out. 

    Ingredients:

    A proprietary blend of four sea plants – two green seaweeds, one brown and a red sea moss.

    Packaging:

    300g tub, includes 2g scoop.

    Dosing Instructions:

    2g (1 Scoop) per 22lbs of body weight

    Oculus Prime is a finely ground, green-grey powder. It can be sprinkled right on top of food.

    Feeding Recommendation Chart for Oculus Prime

    When should I NOT use Oculus Prime in dogs?

    Oculus Prime is a blend of seaweed and moss. We recommend you do not use it in conjunction with other seaweed-based products. 


    Oculus Prime is a potent natural anti-inflammatory. We do not recommend you couple it with other anti-inflammatories, natural or from the vet, unless your vet give you the okay.


    Lastly, Oculus Prime is a source of iodine. It is not to be used in dogs with hyperthyroid issues. 

    If using any other seaweed products in your pet's diet do not exceed a 5% inclusion ratio of seaweed product to total feed.

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