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coconut
28th May 2007, 05:10 PM
Baxter my ruby boys has very runny eyes u cannot see it run but there is always big wet patches under his eyes!

I know these dogs suffer with there eyes should i get him checked by a vet?:confused:

Barbara Nixon
28th May 2007, 06:05 PM
Yes, just in case, but meanwhile clean and dry the area using a soft fluff free cloth or kitchen roll, dipped in warm, but not hot, boiled water. Use a fesh piece for each eye and, very importantly, don't use cotton wool, as the fibres can get into the eye and cause more trouble.

Cathryn
28th May 2007, 10:09 PM
How old is Baxter?

I ask this as they can sometimes get runny eyes caused by the pain of their larger back teeth coming in at around 8 months old. Strange but true!!

Sorry! Just spotted he is 15 weeks? This is most likely teething pain but wise to get it checked out just in case!!

Caraline
29th May 2007, 12:55 AM
It probably is not a bad idea to get the vet to take a look, but from what I have read on this forum it does seem to be a fairly common problem within the breed.

I think a diet change sometimes helps. When we adopted Sonny he had really goopy eyes but by chance, after I changed his diet his eyes are now clear & no running or stains underneath.

coconut
29th May 2007, 08:41 AM
Baxter is undrer 5 months but his eyes seem to be like that forever! i have the day off friday i think i will bring him to the vet to get it checked!