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My dog has crust all over her eyes. What is the proper way

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My dog has crust all over her eyes. What is the proper way to clean it? Should I take her to the vet?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

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CriticalCareVet :

What color is the crust?

CriticalCareVet :

Are the eyes runny?

CriticalCareVet :

Are the eyes red?


There black/brown like usual but they seen to be around the eye not just in the corner. Her eyes don't seem runny at the moment and they're not red.

CriticalCareVet :

Here are some thoughts.

CriticalCareVet :

Based on your history, one possible cause is a mild conjunctivitis

Options for at home care include:

- Warm compress the eye with a clean, damp, warm cloth. This will help with inflammation in the area.

- The second consideration is to try to flush the eye with a sterile saline solution. I am referring to a normal, over the counter saline solution commonly found in the same aisle of the grocery stor or drugstore as contact solution. (EXAMPLE HERE).

If the signs do not improve - topical antibiotics would be considered A common example is NeoPolyGram (EXAMPLE HERE)

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ok thank you

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You are very welcome!

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