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I am sure you all are sick of talking about Hav eyes, but I just want to make sure I'm right to follow the vet's advice.
Baxter is about 18 weeks old. I got him at 15 weeks, from an older couple who, I think, raised Havanese. They were quite old and quite sick, and I took the puppy as a favor and because I was looking for a playmate for my dachshund. The woman who cared for Baxter smoked. When I picked him up, he had dark stains around his eyes, and the whites of his eyes were pinkish. He saw the vet the next day, and the vet said that, at this age, the general rule is to wait and see, unless we see greenish or yellow discharge. Baxter's eyes are sometimes white, sometimes pink. They run -- sometimes worse than other times -- and there are dark stains. I wipe them with soft cotton soaked in eye stain remover (oh, he hates this). Sometimes there are clumps in the stains, but I've never seen anything yellow or green. He's had a second checkup, and the vet said basically the same thing, although she did make a note that there were "eyelid abnormalities"
So, do you think it's right to wait for a bit, because it could be teething/allergies/normal? (BTW, he eats Blue Buffalo chicken puppy food and liver-flavored Lil Jack treats for playing). Or, should I insist they take it more seriously? I don't want to freak out, and my husband is worried it's just the look that's bothering me.