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Hey guys,

Need your help :( can someone check these photos and let me know if its a serious eye condition/infection?

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It's like some off white mucus kind of eye discharge. When i searched online and they all stating its an infection.. but i doubt it.. because he dont scratch his eyes, there are no foreign particles, he is healthy, eats well, playful etc. so signs of discomfort at all. And I feed him premium kibbles twice a day - 1st choice kibbles mixed with "Big Paws" duck/turkey wet food.

I can easily remove this mucus kinda thing using my fingers (by closing his eyelid and gently massaging the eyeballs). but he will get this mucus kinda thing again within 1-2 days. this is happening for a while now.. more than a year or two i guess.. I dont know if its because of his food, but im not sure if i should change that coz he got very sensitive stomach :(
 

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oh and he gets "Nexgard Spectra" tablet every month which covers heartworm prevention etc and i also give him dewormer tablets (drontal plus) every 3 months and he also gets his yearly vaccine..
 

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It is hard to tell from the photos, but my guess is you are seeing this discharge from either a mild allergy (follicular conjunctivitis) or from poor tear production in the eyes. Poodles have a tendency for tear-related eye issues. My recommendation would be to have an experienced vet check the eyes out to be sure. You may need a referral to a specialist for a definitive diagnosis. It is likely that the condition is treatable even if it can't be cured.
 

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I third raindrops recommendation. However, I have taken Sammy to 2 vets ( not specialists ) that do not take my concerns seriously.
 

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I third raindrops recommendation. However, I have taken Sammy to 2 vets ( not specialists ) that do not take my concerns seriously.
It is a problem. Eye issues are so prevalent in dogs that I think some vets kind of ignore them. I went to a specialist once with a dog and found it very helpful. The cost was around $200 but I find that a fairly reasonable vet expense. I've noticed that normal vets vary a great deal in their ability to troubleshoot eye issues. So it may not always be best to rely on them.
 

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I third raindrops recommendation. However, I have taken Sammy to 2 vets ( not specialists ) that do not take my concerns seriously.
I've had a similar experience. I'm not sure vets are quick enough to refer to specialists, perhaps because they're not always geographically convenient.

But we have the technological means for them to at least consult with specialists.
 

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I see, thanks for the replies guys i really appreciate it. the thing is we dont have specialist clinics here. just normal vet clinics and they charge ALOT. like really a lot. 1 visit can easily cost you around $500-600 with blood works (if any). I dont mind spending but im not sure if i will get a real solution or not. thats why before visiting our very i wanted to check with y'all.
 

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Sounds like a groomer will be cheaper than a vet, who after a bath can trim away the hair under the eyes.

Before you do this, however, order Bio-Groom Stain-Free Under Eye Stain Cover Cream. This is specifically for white dogs (they don't have it for other colors) and used by a lot of dog show people.

My own groomer turned me on to it. It's like a paste, and you dab a little bit under each eye where the tear stains will occur. It's sort of water repellent, so new tear stains don't stick. Apply once a week or as needed. One of these will last for years.

As soon as you get home from the groomer, apply, and your dog should be tear stain free for a week.
 
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