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Old 02-23-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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So, over the past couple of days Fez has developed some icky eye boogers. I clean them out and they return almost immediately.

So, Monday we're going to the vet. We need to go anyway for routine reasons and to discuss neutering - poor Fez, he doesn't know what he's in for.

Anyone want to venture a guess as to what could cause crusty, oozy eyes? The said boogers are whitish yellow and his eyes do not seem to bother him at all (no rubbing, scratching).

My guess is they're irritated from some home remodeling - kicked up a lot of dust tearing off moldings and pulling up carpeting.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My guess too! But make sure the vet does check them, could be conjuctiveitis!! But the vet can give you a safe eye wash & meds [if needed]....
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Be cautious when you clean the eyes that you wash your hands right after.

I've got a good friend who is a vet and swears that conjuntivitus is not passable between dogs/human, cats/human etc.... however I've witnessed it happening
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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My younger dog has the gooberiest eyes ever, but it is normal (clear-greyish) discharge. I took them to work with me yesterday for their yearly exams and mentioned it to our doctor and he said as long as it's normal colored it's fine. The yellowish color that you are describing is not normal, but if this is the only time that it has happened, then you are probably right and it is likely caused by the remodeling you are doing. It's a good idea to mention it to the vet because he can either prescribe something, or give you some OTC recommendations of drops or rinsing solutions. Be careful if the eyes look anything like pink eye because that is contagious from human to dog and dog to human.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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We have a dog with dry eye. If his eye is not lubricated with drops, it gets boogered up too.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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So, I'm back from the vet with an unhappy dog. He was nervous to begin with and the temperature-taking and parvo booster put him over the top. Poor Fezzie.

Anyway, just like a car that doesn't make the noise when you take it to the mechanic, his eye was clear today. Figures. But, I had mentioned something to the vet anyway, and he agreed that it was probably environmental, but to keep an eye on it.

Next Monday will be another traumatic day for Fez... he's scheduled to get neutered.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Damp warm wash coth does wonders!! Poor owner [Fez wont miss them....hehehe]
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