Glaucoma can be scary for your pet. The pain and pressure caused by the condition is hard to ignore. Ask your veterinarian about Pilocarpine. It's a miotic agent used in the treatment of canine primary glaucoma and can help relieve the pressure in your dog's eyes by allowing fluid to drain more easily. And it can be used before or after surgery.
The medication is not recommended in treating secondary glaucoma in dogs. Pilocarpine is for topical use only and should not be given orally. Before applying eye drops make sure that hands are washed thoroughly. Use the eye dropper with caution; the dropper tip should not come in contact with eyes or surface of the skin to avoid contaminating the medicine. Animals might develop initial irritation when the medication is administered; though, in very rare instances only can these turn severe.
Though the medicine is not approved for treatment in animals, pilocarpine is a widely prescribed drug by veterinarians for use in dogs. The suggested dosage of medication would be one drop of pilocarpine 1% eye drops in the infected eye/s, thrice a day.