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Chamberlain
6th December 2010, 08:36 PM
Chamberlain has weepy eyes, my vet told me to wipe them with warm water but I was wondering what everyone else does if their Cavalier's eyes weep.


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MadPip
6th December 2010, 09:11 PM
We have this problem with Pippin, thankfully Maddie grew out of it. We clean his eyes daily with a piece of cotton wool dipped in cold black tea. This seems to keep it under control, and was something our vet suggested when we first had Maddie and her eyes watered a lot. She said there was no point paying out a lot of money on anything else, and that black tea had antiseptic properties.

We used this on little Brandy, a tricolour girl we looked after for a few months last year. She had crusty eyes and hair loss around her eyes, probably due to a food allergy. It took a couple of months but all her fur grew back and the crustiness went away. She hasn't had a problem since. :D

Chamberlain
6th December 2010, 09:14 PM
We have this problem with Pippin, thankfully Maddie grew out of it. We clean his eyes daily with a piece of cotton wool dipped in cold black tea.

Can you tell me what brand you use! lol I am not a big tea drinker and the only tea we have in the house is green tea! icon_blshing

I trust my vet but she does not have a lot experience in dealing with Cavaliers. I only used her to get all of his puppy shots done and from now on I will be going back to the vet the breeder recommended.

murphy's mum
6th December 2010, 10:41 PM
We use warm slightly salted water, with cotton wool balls. Both of our two's eyes run, and if left stain their faces. Misty's used to be really bad when we got her, but her bottom eyelids were rolled inwards, since her op she's been much better:)

goda
13th December 2010, 04:09 AM
Both my Cavaliers have weepy eyes and they smell like musty dish rags. I will have to try the black tea idea. Both dogs had their eyes checked and they drained normally.

MadPip
13th December 2010, 08:55 PM
Can you tell me what brand you use! lol I am not a big tea drinker and the only tea we have in the house is green tea! icon_blshing



I just use Tetleys - mainly because that is what we drink:rotfl:

I don't suppose it matters what brand - it doesn't have to be expensive. If you're not much of a black tea drinker you can brew some and keep it in the fridge for a few days to use, not so much of a waste then.:)

Zarafia
16th December 2010, 03:27 AM
I very recently learned that the staining is due to a (harmless) yeast.
I know from treating horse eye infections that over the counter yeast treatments can be safe to use on and around eyes. Consult your vet about using something like Lamisil to clean the stained hair.