After lurking for months I finally posted and now I feel like I can't be stopped! I apologize for all the questions. I think this should be the last of it for a while!
When we first got our pup she had an ear infection and kennel cough. We immediately put her on meds and she has had a clean bill of health since. However, she constantly has eye boogies. I don't think its anything to worry about since there has been no discoloration and it doesn't seem to bother her at all. What I am wondering is if this could be caused by over breeding. Are there other common signs of over breading?
I think we have a very healthy and happy pup but I am not sure our breeder was totally honest with us about how many litters the poor mom has had...
I have a bottle of artificial tears in the fridge all the time for first aid to clean out any gunk from their eyes.
You could try 2 drops in each eye. If it doesn't clear up in 24 hours, get her to the vet. It could be an infection or an allergy that will need prescription drops or ointment.
Hmmm ! Mine only have them in the morning and they are flicked out in the first pet of the day !
Is that too much information ? I use toilet paper sometimes to clean them !
Definitely not too much information. I am constantly flicking.... Yuck!
I never thought about it being an allergy. I am going to ask the vet about that.
So this doesn't sound like it would have anything to do with over breading?
It should be remembered, when you clean out one eye, wash your hands thoroughly before touching the other one & NEVER use the same tissue for both eyes. All you'll do (if it is an infection) is transfer it to the other eye.
Mine goes through phases with the eye boogies. If he's been swimming a lot, he may get some irritation and have a few days of boogies. If his allergies are acting up a bit, also eye boogies. I just wipe them away and don't worry too much unless the eye looks irritated or it seems to be bothering him. As young as your pup is, it might be good to get him checked just to be sure.
Normal eye boogies are to be expected for the breed and nothing to do with over breeding. Big globs of goo, especially if greenish or yellowish & gooping up on the 3rd eyelid, should be looked at by a vet just to be sure.
I just wipe em off with my finger, no biggie.