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DZee
7th June 2012, 06:25 PM
I am constantly wiping little Wrigley's face off from his teary eyes. I probably use a wet/warm cloth every hour . I love his little face ..and want to kiss and hug and him :l*v:.
An hour after I wipe him...he's wet under his eyes again ( plus it sort of smells!)!!
Is there anything else I can do?
I bought the anti-stain stuff...but think maybe that is more to remove the dark stains from a white dog???
My question is whether any of you other Cavalier owners deal with this? icon_nwunsure

DZee
7th June 2012, 10:17 PM
Sorry to be such a pest..but is this normal ?..and just something cosmetic that Cavaliers have?..or should I be seeing the Vet?
I guess I just don't there to be any problem ( such as infection) causing the wet eyes???
Can someone give me some advice?
Thank you*

Sabby
7th June 2012, 10:48 PM
I can only talk of my experience. My three don’t normally have runny eyes. But when Harley had an ulcer that’s how I knew something was wrong as he had watery eyes all the time and it was smelly like yeast. The vet couldn’t find anything wrong with his eyes but two days later I wasn’t happy and went to an eye specialist and with all the special instruments he has he could see he had a very small ulcer. Maybe it would be a good idea to have it checked out.

lovecavaliers
8th June 2012, 03:01 AM
It definitely would be a good idea to get a vet's opnion. My Jack had horrible runny eyes that left him w brown stains when he was a puppy. My vet said it can sometimes be associated w teething. He still had it even after 1 year old so with my vets approval I started giving him that product Angel eyes and I saw a significant improvement. At three years old I still give it to him, but only 2x week. I continue to wipe his eyes fairly frequently but it's clear and doesn't smell.

My Henry Boy
8th June 2012, 03:06 AM
Henry's eyes are a bit watery/ runny. But they don't really smell. I just wipe with a damp paper towel, or soft cloth.
We did address it with the vet and they were not concerned.

DZee
8th June 2012, 03:16 AM
I think I will make an appointment w/ the Vet tomorrow to have them look at his little eyes.
(when I kiss his face..there is a little odor where it's wet)
I am sort of hesititant to use the Angel eyes product though... because I have heard some negative reviews on it.
But I do want to find something that will actually help. I appreciate your advice....thanks for the replies ladies!

BeBe
8th June 2012, 05:20 AM
I am not sure how old Wrigley is? When BB was younger and teething her eyes were very running like you describe but did not smell (at least that I noticed). We used eye envy and it helped a lot but with the constant running it was difficult to keep up no matter what I did - once the adult teeth were in there was a significant decrease. I have read in this forum and online that this is very normal during teething - hope it is helpful for you! Also checking with the vet can never hurt either and I have been many times myself :)

DZee
8th June 2012, 05:47 AM
I am not sure how old Wrigley is? When BB was younger and teething her eyes were very running like you describe but did not smell (at least that I noticed). We used eye envy and it helped a lot but with the constant running it was difficult to keep up no matter what I did - once the adult teeth were in there was a significant decrease. I have read in this forum and online that this is very normal during teething - hope it is helpful for you! Also checking with the vet can never hurt either and I have been many times myself :)

Ahhhh...okay...maybe that's it then! icon_nwunsure Thank you* :D
Yes..he just turned 7 mo's & he is still teething!
So there is hope that once his adult teeth come in..this might go away?...yeaaah ! cl*p

The odor isn't like nasty or anything..it is "slight"...( hard to describe actually). But my hubby says I just have an overly sensitive nose...he said he smells nothing !
Do you think I should maybe just wait to take him to the Vet?
Maybe next time we go in to have his anal glands squeezed icon_blshing ( which is probably going to be within a month)
..I will have them take a look then... rather than make a special appointment.
p.s. I have tear stain liquid ( bought from Dr. Foster & Smith)...is it similar to what you are talking about?

BeBe
8th June 2012, 05:56 AM
I would call the vet and talk to them on the phone, they may recommend to go in but better safe than sorry with the eyes. Also the eye envy is available on the internet and helps to keep any yeast infections from forming but is not internally taken like Angel Eyes. They have a starter kit that is not too much $$$ and has the cleaner, pads and a drying powder. I thought it was the best that I tried but had not used the Dr. Foster's & Smith one.

Additionally, the eye envy helped but there was about nothing that helped while she was teething. I mention that just so you do not get your hopes too high, the powder that comes in the kit really helped to absorb the constant flow of tears but could not keep up either.

DZee
8th June 2012, 06:02 AM
I would call the vet and talk to them on the phone, they may recommend to go in but better safe than sorry with the eyes. Also the eye envy is available on the internet and helps to keep any yeast infections from forming but is not internally taken like Angel Eyes. They have a starter kit that is not too much $$$ and has the cleaner, pads and a drying powder. I thought it was the best that I tried but had not used the Dr. Foster's & Smith one.

Additionally, the eye envy helped but there was about nothing that helped while she was teething. I mention that just so you do not get your hopes too high, the powder that comes in the kit really helped to absorb the constant flow of tears but could not keep up either.

Okay...good to know. I'm going to look into the Eye Envy. Again..thank you *
Yes.. I will give the Vet a call in the morning then & just ask them about it.
Have to laugh...They all know my voice there at the vet's since we come in w/ both dogs about every 4 - 6 weeks!!

BeBe
9th June 2012, 12:19 AM
Good luck and keep us updated!!!

DZee
9th June 2012, 01:27 AM
Good luck and keep us updated!!!
Gotta say.. I am kind of excited about something I found out.
Don't mean to talk about my illness (Lupus, etc.)... but after being on sooo many med.'s for so long I prefer going the natural approach to helping my body ( if at all possible). Anyway...My Vet and I are pretty good friends ( so she knows about me)..and she knows I prefer to do that w/ our dogs too. So talked to them today about Wrigley's wet eyes.
She told me that giving him a little apple cider vinegar ( about 1/2 teaspoon ) in his water bowl every day will help eliminate the watery eyes. I had to laugh...because I use it every day. My Rhuemotolgist said I could try it ( helps boost the immune system)..and I also use it for my kidney function. Believe it or not..it has helped me.
My Vet and I are pretty good friends..and she knows
It is also a immune system booster.
I just find is amazing all the things we have available to us that are simple solutions...rather than spending a whole lot of $$ on a man made product that may or may not help. Going to certainly try it !!!

P.S..... The garlic/ yeast biscuits for fleas that was posted by another member...*EXCELLENT*!!
I use K9 Advantage...and it has always worked well for me. We have woods behind the house so I want something that will repels ticks too..but was happy to see the recipe for the garlic biscuits! ~
Just another F.Y.I. though ~ Apple cider vinegar is ALSO a natural repellant for FLEAS..as they do not like to bite into an animal with an acidic system inside and out !!

Karlin
9th June 2012, 11:24 AM
Runny eyes are pretty common with the breed because their eyes are artificially large. Many find that while this is quite prevalent in puppies, it tends to go away or minimise when the dog's skull reaches adult size. In other words the runniness often decreases over time anyway. I have heard a breeder say she feels this is because their eyes then more properly fit the skull but that's a guess. :) However many have runny eyes all the time and this can be gently cleansed away from the eye fur (never rub anything like a cotton pad on the eye itself, but carefully cleansing away from the direction of the eye). There are products available for doing this, or just used a lightly dampened cotton pad, NO soap. The dampness can cause dark or reddish deposits in the fur which are said to be yeast growth and can get slightly smelly.

dozyrosy
12th June 2012, 01:20 AM
Excessive tearing can also be caused by blocked, narrow, or even missing tear ducts, and your vet should be able to do a simple test to see if there's a possible problem. One of my Cavaliers has had really runny eyes from the time I got him and they didn't improve after he'd finished teething. The vet was able to clear his tear ducts which apparently are very narrow, and his weepiness has decreased dramatically.

You can also dab a little bit of Vaseline under the eyes (avoid the eye itself, and gently rub it down the path of the tear stains) which will help keep the skin underneath the eyes dry and the dog more comfortable - salty tears can sting.

Rosemary

DZee
12th June 2012, 01:34 AM
Excessive tearing can also be caused by blocked, narrow, or even missing tear ducts, and your vet should be able to do a simple test to see if there's a possible problem. One of my Cavaliers has had really runny eyes from the time I got him and they didn't improve after he'd finished teething. The vet was able to clear his tear ducts which apparently are very narrow, and his weepiness has decreased dramatically.

You can also dab a little bit of Vaseline under the eyes (avoid the eye itself, and gently rub it down the path of the tear stains) which will help keep the skin underneath the eyes dry and the dog more comfortable - salty tears can sting.

Rosemary

Thank you Rosemary... I will try a tiny bit of the vaseline. I never thought of the salt/yeast in the tears actually stinging..but that makes sense.
Hoping things will improve after the teething & perhaps the ACV will help too....
But next time I take him for his anal glands ( which will probably be in a few weeks)..going to have them check his eyes as well.

dozyrosy
13th June 2012, 07:43 PM
I hadn't really thought about stinging either, it was the vet who mentioned it! I was more concerned with the possible problems permanently wet fur/skin might cause...

Fingers crossed that your young man grows out of his tears.

Rosemary