CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

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CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby bigsolo » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:50 am

hi there everybody

thanks for taking time to read my post. i have a query about my puppy Leo, he is around 10 weeks old and in really good health he is a bundle of joy and is progressing really well.

its just when we let him outside he gets weeping eyes and almost like sleep from his eyes.

its the first time ive owned a dog so i would really appreciate some advice how to clean them and what to clean them with, at present ive been wetting a cotton ear bud and wiping it away from his eyes but there is still a stubborn bit of residue that will not move.

any tips???

many thanks

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby Tippsy'smom » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:01 am

I just use a damp washcloth to wipe my dogs' eyes and faces.

Has your pup been checked for entropian?
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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby bigsolo » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:50 am

hi thanks for your advice

he is only 10 weeks and he doesn't look like his eye lashes are folding in his eyes but i have been told to wait till he is 12 months old what do you think?

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby Tippsy'smom » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:25 pm

Do what the vet says and have them rechecked when he's older.
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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby beckysmyth92 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:06 pm

I have been advised recently to use a dry wipe when cleaning my girls eyes to prevent a build up of moisture around the eye so just be careful :)
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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby sara » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:27 am

I've always had to remove a bit of sleep from our dogs eyes, what ever the breed. Its normally done with a clean freshly washed finger (i don't do this as it makes me cringe but hubby does sometimes) or a piece of soft tissue or wash cloth (my method). If you wipe from above the top of the eye they will close there eye allowing you to wipe downwards in one swoop and anything wiped away will go onto the tissue/cloth or onto the top of their muzzle and not get wiped back into the eye area.
The main thing is to make sure what ever you use is clean.

My chow does have to have her eyes wiped sometimes because of normal little bit of sleep or if shes been out if its windy, nothing wrong with her eyes at all. She is five and as she was rescued she has been seen by many different vets so we know her eyes are fine.

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby JammyJoy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 am

I used to wash cloth.

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby cleanersbond » Fri May 10, 2013 9:58 am

I just use a moist washcloth to wipe my dogs' eyes and faces.

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby chowdad29 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:26 am

I do this on my dog. I mix a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide with water then I gently swab the solution over the tear, being very careful not to get any of the solution in your dog’s eyes. Then just rinse the fur with clean water to get rid of any residue. Removes the stains too.

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby Bucksey9 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:21 am

I actually recently just got a 9 week old kc reg female chow and unfortunately she has "Entropion" but its getting better the vet said on her second visit to the vet. Hopefully she can grow out of it when her face grows more in the next few weeks/months but I can see myself when I look at her eyes everyday that its getting better. the vet said we can try and help the "Entropion" by gently stroking her eye lid gently everyday and to clean her eyes. she would not let us. UNTILL after a couple of days we had her I found out on the chow chow forum someone gave me a tip to pick her up and clean her eyes. and it WORKS! shes much more calm and much more less fidgety when picked up so we can clean her eyes without any trouble. so i would advice if anyone has their problem with a dog play biting them when trying to clean their teeth, eye etc. pick them up and they would be calm. well mine was :mrgreen:

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Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

Postby Chowgroomer » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:27 pm

I would take him to the vet!


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