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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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EYE GOO

Okay so Fergus has some ENORMOUS eye boogers. Nothing infective, nothing green and his eyes are not runny. He just gets huge boogers in the corners. Izzy does not have this, just a very small amount of tear stains in her corners, so this is a new thing for me. I keep his eye area short and clean the area at least once a day. Is there anything that could be causing this? allergies maybe?? Is there anything extra I should be doing?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 05:19 PM
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Pix gets the brown gunky ones. I just use an eye wipe each morning.

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Maybe the experts will know the answer. Smarty gets a small amount that I clean every few days, but not daily and Galen's eyes are always clean.

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my vet said it's allergies. i wipe his eyes daily.
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My vet said that a puppy's tear glands can be overactive during the first year because they have not finished developing. Roscoe gets icky eye boogies every day and we just make sure to give him a face wash every morning, and if we notice and boogies we just pull them out.

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Natalie~good to know about the first year thing. Have not heard that before. I just couldn't remember Izzy having them that bad when she was his age. I didn't know if he might be showing some signs of allergies.

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Vinny has always had some eye goop but no staining. I usually just pick it off each morning. Gabby and Lulu are somehow spared this. It's best to try real hard to have the comb or anything you use near their eyes be real clean.
Also, if Fergus hasn't been neutered yet, you might want to ask your vet to try to clean out his tear ducts when he is under. Sometimes that lessens the goop.

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it's funny how different dogs have different eye boogers! Jaspers are runny and gooey and clear. Cash's are usually hard boogers in the corners and they are black. the hard boogers are much less a problem.




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Scout has always had a lot of eye goop. The canine ophthalmologist said that the inner rims of his eyelids are a little red, indicating environmental allergies (very common). He said generally they don't treat it unless the dog is pawing at their eyes.

He said if that happens, the first thing he recommends is rinsing out the eye 2x/day with human saline solution. You put a gauze pad underneath the lower lid, and squirt the saline directly on to the eyeball for a couple of seconds. Then you close the eye and wipe gently across the closed eyelid.

I just dab the corner of Scout's eyes a couple of times a day and it pulls off the eye goop pretty easily. The dried crusty stuff I just pick off with my fingernails.

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Interesting Jane.
Yeah, I try to wait until Vinny's goop hardens.
Geeze, that sounds ucky, lol.

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