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Any suggestions on how to keep their eyes clean? My Lewis has eyes that drain a lot and then have hard crusty stuff under his eyes. I clean them almost every day with warm water and other eye stain treatments, and it doesnít seem to really help.
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We clean eye goobers every day. I don't know of any cure. I think it just comes with the breed. Skye has a back face so staining is not a problem. We just use a little warm water and lift them off.
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I clean Willow's eye boogers every morning and evening. I just use a damp cosmetic pad. Sometimes if the eye is really gooped up, I will use a drop of two of doggie eye drops.



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Thanks for your input....
Iíll have to get a pic of Lewis posted so you can see how cute he is
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Regan submits to eye cleaning every day. I recently changed to filtered water (a Brita pitcher that he shares with his pet parents) and it has helped. Houston, TX water has particulates the filter removes. Other cities may not have this issue.
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To Get rid of any red stains are use angel eyes and a probiotic called Proviable-DC. It takes some time but it works wonders. I use it daily.
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To Get rid of any red stains are use angel eyes and a probiotic called Proviable-DC. It takes some time but it works wonders. I use it daily.
If it were me, I would not use Angel Eyes. It is some sort of antiobiotic. Long term use of antibiotics has all sorts of issues. Note that the company will probably say it is safe....do your own research.
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If it were me, I would not use Angel Eyes. It is some sort of antiobiotic. Long term use of antibiotics has all sorts of issues. Note that the company will probably say it is safe....do your own research.
Actually they took away that antibiotic quite a long time ago. If you look at the ingredients now, all it includes Cranberry powder Oregon grape root and marshmallow root and colostrum powder. Everything else is an inactive ingredient. So it does take much longer for it to work, but it really does itís job.
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Actually they took away that antibiotic quite a long time ago. If you look at the ingredients now, all it includes Cranberry powder Oregon grape root and marshmallow root and colostrum powder. Everything else is an inactive ingredient. So it does take much longer for it to work, but it really does itís job.
I am glad to hear it does not contain the antibiotic any more. I personally would be cautious of using any product, natural or not, on a long term basis without a full understanding of the quality and long term effects of each of ingredients. I think it is good to try the least invasive approach first like more frequent eye cleanings and even changing the diet if the stains are from yeast. Note that this is just my opinion and everyone needs to do what they feel is best. Sometimes it is just too easy to reach for a drug vs. getting to root cause.
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Hello again...
Thanks for the good information!

I took Lewis to the vet to make sure he didnít have an eye infection because the drainage often smells. He doesnít and the vet said to keep using warm water to clean them. Lewis is such a trooper, he just sits on my lap while I clean his eyes-(he knows he gets a special treat after)😏 I have the eye comb but I donít want to use it everyday because under his eyes are slightly red...
I think I will look into his diet.
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