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So, as u can tell from the title this is a gross topic. If u r eating maybe wait 😬 Teddy’s left eye today had a glob(nasty word) of snot in the corner of one of his eyes. This was not regular eye boogers. I looked later he had a small bit in the corner of same eye. I tried as much as he would let me to look in the eye. Didn’t see anything but his eye. Kept an eye on his eye for the rest of the day...no more globs. This doesn’t seem normal to me and my mom instincts r thinking eye infection. So far Teddy has been a little high maintenance in the vet Dept. Seems like it’s always something. 3 weeks ago he had inflamed intestines and we did antibiotics. Of course it’s always on the weekends when stuff happens. He acts fine eats fine eye is fully open he’s not messing with it. Vet tech friend suggested a saline rinse which I haven’t done...yet. Anyone have a poodle that has had this or any thoughts on what it could b? I’ll be calling vet on Monday..hello it’s me..Teddys’ mom..again....
 

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It is very common in poodles but also in many young dogs no matter the breed. Generally it's caused by allergies or poor tear production, but it's still worth taking to the vet to rule out infection. Sometimes dogs grow out of it. Misha had it in both eyes starting somewhere around 8 months. He eventually stopped in one eye but still has it going on in the other.
 

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His left eye always has bigger boogers. Does teething have anything to do with it? He is teething.
 

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Teething can absolutely make weepy eyes worse. And allergies are also a real pain in the butt/eyeballs!

After months of keeping detailed notes on her diet, we finally linked Peggy's horribly goopy eyes to her grooming appointments. D'oh! I purchased a special shampoo for the groomer to use and requested she only use water on Peggy's face. Months later, we've only had a single bad episode.

Although our vet just says "allergies," I'm hoping it's this, which resolves with age:


Peggy also gets a drippy nose now, which seems to occur in sync with my own grass allergies.
 

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Teddy was groomed week and half ago 🤔 I Would think it would’ve showed up before now..right? So, it could b a number of things. When I looked in his ‘puppy palace’ my husbands words for Teddy’s crate his eye wasn’t crusted. Guess time will tell/morning. It would b nice to get thru a month without a vet visit 🤦🏻‍♀️
 

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It took us so long to connect the dots because it didn't happen immediately after each appointment. She was usually fine the next day, and then it would flare up the day after that and then last for a week or so, sometimes getting so bad her eye(s) would be crusted shut in the morning.

Oddly enough, she never pawed at them or showed any discomfort except when she literally couldn't open an eye and couldn't figure out why.

Is it possibly a reaction to the antibiotics? Maybe he needs some probiotics to replenish his good bacteria?

Or do you know what caused the intestinal inflammation? Could it be his food or treats? That could absolutely manifest as eye irritation.
 

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Not sure if he ate something on a walk. I try to keep eye on him but dogs love new dirt clumps. He does have a weird tummy with food. So vet had me do chicken and rice for almost two weeks and meds to get intestines time to settle. I have since found food/regime he tolerates. It’s always something seems like. Just always think ok what can I do to help Teddy. Cause believe it or not my kisses don’t heal! My husband teases me but he’s my boy and he’s not a human but it’s my duty to make sure he gets the best. That’s what I sign up for when it comes to kids or pets. I do my best! I want Teddy happy and healthy period!
 

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To me, this sounds like it could be a food allergy or intolerance. Definitely good to have his eye structure checked out, though.
 

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I remember reading a while back that if symptoms appear before 6 months, they're likely to be food-related. But I think Peggy's got both food and environmental allergies.

Unfortunately, vets aren't always especially helpful in this particular area. Like so many doctors, they'll pharmaceutically treat the symptoms of issues that should really be addressed at the source.

I'm not saying this is the right way to handle Teddy's eyes, but after an initial vet appointment where we were sold an expensive rinse, we have just let Peggy's goops run their course, keeping detailed notes on her diet, symptoms, and schedule so we can better identify triggers.

So far the obvious culprits have been whole cooked eggs and our groomer's extremely gentle, soap-free shampoo. I've considered taking her to an eye specialist to rule out any structural abnormalities, but (at the moment, at least) it doesn't feel necessary.
 

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Vet said he had clogged tear ducts so he flushed em. Said to keep an eye if he needed Benadryl if eyes continue. This is new from just this weekend. Just keep watching.
 

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So the vet feels the clogged ducts were caused by allergies? Did they give you any guidance on determining environmental vs. dietary allergies?
 

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He said the clogged tear ducts could have made the snotty goup. He said it also could b allergies. I’m suppose to watch and see if the flush helped with the eyes making the goup. If it doesn’t I should consider Benadryl on a daily basis for Teddy. Teddy hasn’t been messing or pawing at eyes. Doesn’t seemed phased by any of it. I definitely will b keeping an eye on his eyes.
 
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