Lincoln and Scout's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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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.