I have had three Dobermans and they have all had these gross eye boogers. Seems worse in the morning. What causes that?
yeah, they are grayish clear, not excessive. She doesn't seem bothered by them. I just wondered. She is eating Orijen and Acana, with some mix ins. She gets spayed in about a week, so I could ask the vet about it then.If they are smallish and normal color, I guess you could say they are normal enough. However, if they are large, happen more than when first getting up in the morning or an off color, one should get to the vet.
Eye discharge can be a sign of food or environmental allergies. My boy had them and was diagnosed with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) and needs eyes drops applied twice a day. There is a simple test the vet can do to check for KCS.
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca or Dry Eye in Dogs
If you have a question, I would have my dogs eyes checked, especially if there's any head rubbing on furniture or carpet going on.
Bottled water? LOL My boys get at least half of their water on their walks from generous folks, who put water bowls out. Dobermans get eye mucus. Usually over night while sleeping. I don't even remove them anymore. I just wait until they shake them out and then wipe them off. .My boy gets these too. They are grey/white in color. We just wipe his face in the morning and he is fine.
One of the other dobie owners at the dog park we go to said it was caused by tap water and we should give him purified bottled water instead and it'll stop. However when we asked our vet she said tap water makes no difference
We noticed that his eye gophers were worse when the air conditioning was running, so we are thinking it was an allergy of some kind.
Exactly, I don't believe a normal healthy dog with a good diet gets them. However, I don't believe most dogs get a good diet anymore, not really. Plus there are more environmental pollutants depending on where one lives.Something I found interesting: about a month after switching to raw my current boy no longer gets tem. Ever. Makes you wonder.